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  • n  a vine of the genus Bryonia having large leaves and small flowers and yielding acrid juice with emetic and purgative properties

  • Ian McEwan in Bloomberg
    She's a kind of alter ego,McEwan said. "I gave her some of my own childhood. I was a rather private, inward little boy, very much a daydreamer. I liked secrets and kept notebooks. Like Briony, I wish I had more secrets to keep and was very...
  • Christopher Hampton in Washington Post
    I had been trying to find a formula whereby the same actress could play the young Briony and the (slightly older) Briony,Hampton explains. "That idea would have involved casting a 15-year-old actress who could have gone both ways. And I am...

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