An Education: A Screenplay

An Education: A Screenplay is Nick Hornby’s script for the film adaptation of Lynn Barber’s An Education starring Carey Mulligan, as teenager Jenny, and Peter Sarsgraad, as the older man David she accepts a lift home from.

Based on Lynn Barber’s extraordinary memoir, An Education is set in the early 1960s and tells the story of a sixteen-year-old English girl’s encounter and relationship with a charming older man who is much more, and much less, than he says he is.

Taking this strange story as his starting point, Nick Hornby has scripted a film which is funny and shocking in equal measure – and which brilliantly captures a Britain emerging from the sleepy 50s and on the brink of a glittering new decade.

Read about the film of An Education here.

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