Plot summary[ edit ] The plot is set in earlys England. Serena Frome "rhymes with plume" , the daughter of an Anglican bishop, shows a talent for mathematics and is admitted to the University of Cambridge. But she struggles academically, and graduates with a third. While at Cambridge she becomes romantically involved with Tony Canning, a professor, who before abruptly ending the affair secures a position for Serena with MI5. The job is low-level, but a more exciting opportunity appears when Serena is offered a chance to take part in a new covert program codenamed "Sweet Tooth". To counter Communist propaganda during the Cold War , the agency wants to offer financial assistance to young writers, academics and journalists with an anti-Communist bent.
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The year is The Cold War is far from over. The operation is code named "Sweet Tooth. At first, she loves his stories. Then she begins to love the man. How long can she conceal her undercover life? At the center is Serena Frome, who after graduating from university as a math major but with a reputation for being a lover of novels lands a desk job with the intelligence agency, MI5.
Early on Serena receives an assignment: She must pose as a representative for an arts foundation and begin to cultivate a young writer. Keeping her identity from him proves challenging. In this excerpt, Serena has met her novelist and has boarded the train home. While she rides, she reads one of the stories that he has published. I was the only passenger in my carriage on the early afternoon train back to London.
As we left the South Downs behind and sped across the Sussex Weald, I tried to work off my agitation by walking Read Full Excerpt Please be aware that this discussion guide may contain spoilers! Why do you believe that the author chose to set a contemporary novel in the England of the s during the lingering Cold War? What contemporary or otherwise timeless themes is McEwan able to treat by adopting this political-historical backdrop?
In Chapter 18, Pierre speaks to MI5 of "the softest, sweetest part of the Cold War, the only truly interesting part, the war of ideas. How does it treat the subject of a "war of
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