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Ian McEwan's climate 'boot room'

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Author Ian McEwan on how his scientific background and trip to the North Pole influenced his new novel about the fears of global warming.

McEwan, credited with bringing popularity to contemporary British literature, told Andrew Marr that his book Solar began from thinking of the boot room on his Arctic boat as a metaphor for the clutter surrounding the issue of climate change.

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