The Sense Of An Ending – Julian Barnes

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An English retiree must challenge his fading memory with the arrival of a lawyer’s letter revealing he is a beneficiary in an old friend’s will.

✔ “The novella is in two parts, the first being the protagonist, Tony’s, memoir of his “book-hungry, sex-hungry” sixth form days, and the failure of his first relationship. The second part goes about undermining his memories of that time. Nicely constructed, as I was constantly attempting to establish the truth, as they all were in this book. In the end The Sense Of An Ending is really about ageing and the loss of memory, and that’s something we can all relate to!” – Rachel

✔ “And from me” – Suzy

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Published 2011
Jonathan Cape
163 pages

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