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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (Paperback, 2012)

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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

A brilliant short novel from a writer at the very height of his powers

Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life.

Now Tony is in middle age. He's had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He's certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove.

The Sense of an Ending is the story of one man coming to terms with the mutable past. Laced with trademark precision, dexterity and insight, it is the work of one of the world's most distinguished writers.

About the Author

Julian Barnes is the author of eleven novels, including The Sense of an Ending, Metroland, Flaubert's Parrot, A History of the World in 10½ Chapters and Arthur & George; three books of short stories, Cross Channel, The Lemon Table and Pulse; and also three collections of journalism, Letters from London, Something to Declare, and The Pedant in the Kitchen.


 Paperback | 160 pages

 129 x 198 x 12mm | 145g


 Vintage Publishing


 London, United Kingdom


ISBN10: 0099564971



Condition: Acceptable

A book with obvious wear. Has some minor, but obvious, damage to the cover, including very minor scuff marks and creasing, and a small patch has come off the front cover (in front of the word ENDING), caused by an old price-tag being removed, but integrity still intact. The spine is also missing a small patch caused by the removal of an old price-tag, but integrity is still intact. Very very minor creasing and no tearing on the pages. No writing in margins, no underlining and highlighting of text, and no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. The cover has minor, but obvious wear and tear, but book is in excellent condition between the covers.