COMPETITION – The Children Act

To celebrate the cinema release of the film adaptation of The Children Act (Cert 12A) on August 24thwe have copies of the book by Ian McEwan to giveaway, keep reading for your chance to win.


“When a court determines any question with respect to the upbringing of a child, the child’s welfare shall be the court’s paramount consideration.”  The Children Act, 1989

Based on the much-loved novel by Ian McEwan, author of Atonement, and brought to the big screen by director Richard Eyre, The Children Act is a compelling and powerful drama telling the story of Fiona Maye played by Emma Thompson, an eminent high court judge presiding over ethically complex cases.

As the demands of her job cause her marriage to Jack, played by Stanley Tucci, to reach tipping point, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam played by Fionn Whitehead, a brilliant young boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion on religious grounds.

With her private life in turmoil, Fiona finds herself drawn into the case, taking the unorthodox step of halting proceedings in order to visit Adam in hospital. As the two form a profound connection and powerful emotions come to light, Fiona’s judgement is put to the test with momentous consequences as she must ultimately decide whether Adam lives or dies.

The Children Act, (Cert 12A) starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Fionn Whitehead, opens in Irish cinemas August 24.


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Q: Who is the author of the book THE CHILDREN ACT? (Clue – the answer can be found above)

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