Author Helps Son With Essay About His Book, Gets a C+

Ian McEwan 'a little dubious' about his work being studied
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2018 5:24 AM CDT
Author Helps Son With Essay About His Book, Gets a C+
British author Ian McEwan poses for photographs at his home in central London.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)

(Newser) – A British teenager struggling with an essay on an Ian McEwan book didn't get a top grade even after getting help from his father—Ian McEwan. The award-winning British author says he feels "a little dubious" about his books being studied in school, especially after his youngest son got a C+ on his McEwan essay several years ago, the Telegraph reports.

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He says son Greg had to read novel Enduring Love as homework, reports the Times of London. "Compelled to read his dad’s book—imagine, poor guy," he says. "I confess I did give him a tutorial and told him what he should consider," McEwan says. "I didn't read his essay but it turned out his teacher disagreed fundamentally with what he said." (Read more Ian McEwan stories.)

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