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A brilliant, emotionally wrenching new novel from the author of Atonement and Amsterdam. Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law. Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside, the course of action to ensure a child's welfare obvious. But the law requires more rigor than mere pragmatism, and Fiona is expert in considering the sensitivities of culture and religion when handing down her verdicts. But Fiona's professional success belies domestic strife. Her husband, Jack, asks her to consider an open marriage and, after an argument, moves out of their house. His departure leaves her adrift, wondering whether it was not love she had lost so much as a modern form of respectability; whether it was not contempt and ostracism she really fears. She decides to throw herself into her work, especially a complex case involving a seventeen-year-old boy whose parents will not permit a lifesaving blood transfusion because it conflicts with their beliefs as Jehovah's Witnesses. But Jack doesn't leave her thoughts, and the pressure to resolve the case--as well as her crumbling marriage--tests Fiona in ways that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last stunning page.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Ian McEwan
Publisher : Knopf Canada
Release Book : 2014-09-09
Download Book : 192 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780345809643


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A brilliant, emotionally-wrenching novel from the bestselling author of Atonement, now a major film starring Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, a seventeen-year-old boy is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life. Time is running out. She visits the boy in hospital – an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. But it is Fiona who must ultimately decide whether he lives or dies and her judgement will have momentous consequences for them both. ‘Compulsively readable’ The Times ‘A powerful, humane novel’ Evening Standard

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Ian McEwan
Publisher : Random House
Release Book : 2014-09-02
Download Book : 224 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781473513273


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Now a Major Motion Picture starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, and Fionn Whitehead. One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, Vogue, BookRiot Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge who presides over cases in the family division. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude, and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now her marriage of thirty years is in crisis. At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: Adam, a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy, is refusing for religious reasons the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents echo his wishes. Time is running out. Should the secular court overrule sincerely expressed faith? In the course of reaching a decision, Fiona visits Adam in the hospital—an encounter that stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. Her judgment has momentous consequences for them both.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Ian McEwan
Publisher : Anchor
Release Book : 2014-09-09
Download Book : 240 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780385539715


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First published in 1999, this book provides a practical guide to those parts of the Children Act 1989 that relate to the provision of services by local authorities to children and families, dealing in particular with the powers and duties of local authorities in such circumstances, care and supervision proceedings and child protection issues. It combines a discussion of the legal framework of the Act and the regulations and guidance with information about good social work and legal practice, relevant research and recent case law. It is grounded on the author's practical experience of providing an advice and advocacy service for families and training for social workers, lawyers and other child care professionals.

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Author Book : Mary Ryan
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2020-04-02
Download Book : 256 Pages
ISBN-10 : 113834124X


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Genre Book : Child welfare
Author Book : Great Britain. Department of Health
Publisher : The Stationery Office
Release Book : 1992
Download Book : 28 Pages
ISBN-10 : 011321538X


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Summary of The Children Act by Ian McEwan | Includes Analysis PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary: -Overview of the entire book -Introduction to the important people in the book -Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book -Key Takeaways of the book -A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary: Chapter 1 Fiona Maye is a Family Division High Court judge in London. She makes decisions concerning the welfare of children. Her husband, Jack, tells her that he wants to stay married to her, but that he wants to have an affair with her knowledge and consent. He is not happy with their sex life and wants to have his needs met elsewhere. They have been married for thirty-five years, and he feels they have become more like siblings than spouses. The other woman is his statistician, Melanie. Fiona feels insulted, angry, and hurt by his request. Fiona knows there is some truth in Jack's accusation. She knows they have both been busy, and their life has not been passionate. She rationalizes it to herself by blaming her heavy workload. In particular, she thinks about a case she dealt with in the recent past. The case concerned whether or not a pair of Siamese twins should be separated. The separation would cause one twin to die while the other lived. Not separating them, however, would eventually end in the death of both. The case took an emotional toll on her, even to the point that it affected her feelings about intimacy with Jack. She has been unable to discuss this with Jack. Even so, she is angered by his lack of caring for her, by the choice he is making, and the pressure he is putting on her. Their argument is interrupted by a phone call from Nigel Pauling, Fiona's clerk. He tells her that an emergency case has come up concerning a seventeen year old boy who has leukemia and needs a blood transfusion in order to save his life. He and his parents are Jehovah's Witnesses, and they are refusing the treatment because of their religious beliefs. The hospital is seeking an order from the court to allow them to give him the transfusion without their consent. The case is urgent and must be settled within the next two days if the boy's life is to be saved. While Fiona is on the phone, Jack retreats to the bedroom again. After the phone call, Fiona continues to work. When she finishes, she goes to look out the window at the street below. She sees Jack putting his suitcase into the trunk of his car and driving away. About the Author With Instaread Summaries, you can get the summary of a book in 30 minutes or less. We read every chapter, summarize and analyze it for your convenience.

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Author Book : Instaread
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Book : 2016-05-05
Download Book : 26 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1533124604


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The Children Act 1989 is one of the most important pieces of legislation relevant to children's services. In the 1990's the Department of Health initiated a programme of research on how it was being implemented. This publication summarises and brings together the findings from 24 of these studies.

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Genre Book : Child welfare
Author Book : Jane Aldgate
Publisher : Stationery Office Books (TSO)
Release Book : 2001-01-01
Download Book : 270 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0113222637


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Every section of the Act is discussed within the context of the Act and its origin, giving practicalguidance on its interpretation and application

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Genre Book : Children
Author Book : C. J. Davel
Publisher :
Release Book : 2007
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ISBN-10 : 0702178837


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This volume, the fourth in a series of five intended to give an understanding of the principles of the Children Act 1989, examines the many aspects of residential care for children and the way in which they will be affected by the introduction of the Act.

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Genre Book : Child care services
Author Book : Great Britain. Dept. of Health
Publisher : The Stationery Office
Release Book : 1991
Download Book : 188 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0113214308


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How does the Children Act 1989 affect family support services? What are the implications for day care services for young children? What action should local authorities take? This guide provides a clear statement of the requirements placed on local authorities by the Children's Act 1989, highlighting the need for authorities to review their existing childcare policies. It outlines effective strategies and policies to help authorities give practitioners a framework within which to work, discussing the implications for policy, procedures and practice. The Act gives local authorities a new range of duties, including identification of children who are in need or danger, support of children's links with their families, provision of day care and the setting up of procedures to consider representations about the provision of services.

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Genre Book : Child welfare
Author Book : Great Britain
Publisher : The Stationery Office
Release Book : 1991
Download Book : 88 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0113213727