Secular shelf life This book, whose opening sentence begins ‘I remember’, pulls the reader into a world of memory and history. Secular Shelf Life Sarah Allen THE SENSE OF AN ENDINGBy Julian BarnesJonathan Cape. 160 pages. £12.99ISBN 978 0 224 094 153 subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.