One title on the list:
Atonement, by Ian McEwanAtonement also appears on Mullan's lists of ten of the best weddings in literature and ten of the best identical twins in fiction.
In a desire-charged tiﬀ, Cecilia and Robbie ﬁght over who will ﬁll a precious vase, a family heirloom which survived being retrieved by a soldier in Flanders and brought all the way back to England. Robbie tries to take it oﬀ her. "With a sound like a dry twig snapping, a section of the lip of the vase came away in his hand ..."
Read about another breakage on Mullan's list.