McEwan to Return Stones

Author Ian McEwan will be returning the stones that he took from Chesil Beach. McEwan is writing an novel (On Chesil Beach) and was unaware that taking stones from the protected beach was a crime. No one would have ever known had he not mentioned it on a radio program that he took two handfuls to keep on his desk while he worked. Conservationists caused quite a stir and rather than face a fine, McEwan has entrusted the stones to a film crew to return to the beach.

News flash! The stones have been returned. We can all rest easy once more.

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