Mrs. T. Two

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  • The Children Act

  • By: Ian McEwan
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771

Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now her marriage of 30 years is in crisis. At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: for religious reasons, a beautiful 17-year-old boy, Adam, is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents share his wishes. Time is running out.

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  • Who is the ultimate judge?

  • By Kaggy on 10-05-17


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Reviewed: 22-06-16

A story that I've thought about long after I finished reading it. Skilfully weaving its way around want and consequence, it is both poignant and powerful. Highly recommended.

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