Tuesday, June 19, 2007

On Chesil Beach: DVD of New Film (Out of the Book)

A DVD of the film about Ian McEwan's novel On Chesil Beach is now available at Powell's for $8.99.

They also have a special offer of a novel and DVD set -- buy both for just $21.99.

Press for the film has been very good:

The Miami SunPost

The Washington Post

New York Magazine

The American Booksellers Association (includes some great quotes from booksellers)

Thursday, June 07, 2007


For more information regarding Chesil Beach (the location, not the book), please visit www.chesilbeach.org.

In addition to numerous photos, the site provides links to and information about numerous organisations 'concerned with helping to protect and understand the special environments of The Fleet and Chesil Beach'.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

New York Times Podcast: Interview with Ian McEwan

The New York Times has posted to their website a 32 minute interview with Ian McEwan about his novel On Chesil Beach. The interview (located here) accompanies their publication of the novel's first chapter and a review by Jonathan Letham.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Peter Childs on McEwan's ENDURING LOVE

Renowned author and McEwan scholar Peter Childs explores the intricacies of one of McEwan's finest novels. The book contains the following:

1. an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of Enduring Love

2. a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present

3. a selection of new and reprinted critical essays on Enduring Love, by Kiernan Ryan, Sean Matthews, Martin Randall, Paul Edwards, Rhiannon Davies and Peter Childs, providing a range of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key critical approaches identified in the survey section

4. cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism

5. suggestions for further reading

Order a copy online via Amazon.co.uk,Amazon.com, BN.com, or a wide selection of high-quality Independent Booksellers.