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Imperial War Museum - London, England, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
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Quick Description: Ian McEwan's novel "Atonement" has a scene near the end that occurs at the Imperial War Museum.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/5/2015 8:56:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMNBCE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:
In Atonement, Briony, a young girl makes an accusation of rape against a family friend who she claims assaulted her cousin. But she was never certain if that was true. Later as she comes to realize that she was clearly wrong, she decides to atone after so much damage has been done.
In 1999, at age 77, she visits the Imperial War Museum's Reading Room to make a donation of letters from the War. She also returns books she has been using as reference for the book she is writing. She ruminates over the knowledge that she has dementia. Note that the Museum is the former Bethlem Royal Hospital better known to us as Bedlam- a hospital for the mentally ill.
Short Description: see above

Book Title: Atonement

First Year Published: 2001

Author's Name: Ian McEwan

Name of Waymarked Item: Imperial War Museum

Location of Item: London, England

More Information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_War_Museum


Admission Price?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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