What was Briony doing at the Imperial War Museum?
She was conducting research for her novel. Since she never actually spoke to Robbie or Cecilia to write Parts One, Two, and Three of Atonement, she found their letters in the archives at the War Museum; she needed to conduct research to fill in the details of Robbie's experience, and to figure out how Cecilia and Robbie might have conducted their love affair.
What has happened to the Marshalls over time?
They are extremely wealthy, and have become notable philanthropists, helming a charitable foundation. They also apparently bring many lawsuits when they feel they are libeled. Paul Marshall, in Briony's...
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