Ian Mcewan's tale of a day in the life of surgeon Henry Perowne.
Abridged by Alison Joseph.
Read by Robert Glenister.
A day in the life of surgeon Henry Perowne who is comfortable and happy with his London life until world events dictate otherwise.
Suddenly he has to face a local danger too?
It's a great day for Henry's squash game.
The accident makes Henry late for squash, and it means he meets Baxter.
Henry versus Jay Strauss and an epic game begins.
Game over and Henry goes food shopping for the reunion that night.
Henry Perowne's poignant visit to his mother, and his difficult journey through the peace march.
Henry returns from visiting his mother, then heads for an important date with the kitchen and his guests.
Dinner is vividly interrupted with the arrival of Rosalind and others.
Baxter and Nige have gatecrashed and it is time to get rid of them.
At the end of the day, Henry has a decision to make.