The children act : a novel /

"Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law. Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside, the course of action to ensure a child...

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Main Author: McEwan, Ian, (Author)
Language: English
Published: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2014]
Edition: First United States edition.
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Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, an imprint of the Random House Group Ltd., London"--title page verso.
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