The Resource Sweet tooth : a novel, Ian McEwan

Sweet tooth : a novel, Ian McEwan

Label
Sweet tooth : a novel
Title
Sweet tooth
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ian McEwan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The year is 1972. Britain is confronting economic disaster. The cultural cold war continues, the country is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism, and faces its fifth state of emergency. Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year as a student at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. Recruited into MI5 against a backdrop of the Cold War, Serena, a compulsive reader, is assigned to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer. England's legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by fundng writers whose politics align with those of the government. The operation is code named "sweet tooth". This 'secret mission' brings her into the literary world of writer Tom Haley. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Can she maintain the fiction of her undercover life? And who is inventing whom? To answer these questions, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage: trust no one
Summary
During the Cold War in Britain, Serena Frome is recruited to work as an intelligence agent for MI5 and her first mission involves getting close to Tom Haley, a promising young writer. Despite her best intentions she starts falling for Tom, with potentially dangerous consquences.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10151462
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McEwan, Ian
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Women spies
  • Cold War
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Sweet tooth : a novel, Ian McEwan
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn781683331
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780385536820
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012013932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)781683331
Label
Sweet tooth : a novel, Ian McEwan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn781683331
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780385536820
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012013932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)781683331

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