'A masterpiece... I would urge you to read - and re-read'

Daily Telegraph


**Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011**


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 retired.


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.

Julian Barnes - Sense Of An Ending