I see the film Atonement is due for release on the 7 September.  With the cinema darlings of the moment, James McEvoy and Keira Knightley, I’m sure it will be a success.  I just hope it manages to keep to the essence of the original book by Ian McEwen.  This is one of my favourite books and like a favourite view you don’t want anyone to spoil it for you.  I believe also that the worst word in the English language will be in the film – I mean of course the ‘c’ word – it is essential to the plot.  I’m a little nervous of going to see it but I’m sure it will look stunning if nothing else.