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On Chesil Beach is our literary focus for this meeting. Set on a backdrop of more innocent times, when pre-marital sexual encounters were the exception, Edward and Florence, a young and innocent couple arrive at the honeymoon suite of a Dorset coast hotel for their first night together. McEwan is a master when it comes to sensitively portraying the tension and pressure between the young newly-weds, and their shared and separate fears, apprehensions and preconceived ideas.
I've chosen The Princess Garden, a non-Chinatown Chinese restaurant, hoping the service will be a little less hurried.