Tuesday, 3 September 2013

'Three Brothers' by Peter Ackroyd

Release date: 3rd October 2013
Published by: Chatto and Windus 
ISBN No: 978 0701186937

hree Brothers follows the fortunes of Harry, Daniel and Sam Hanway, born on a post-war council estate in Camden Town. Marked out from the start by curious coincidence, each boy is forced to make his own way in the world - a world of dodgy deals and big business, of criminal gangs and crooked landlords, of newspaper magnates, back-biters and petty thieves.

London is the backdrop and the connecting fabric of these three lives, reinforcing Ackroyd's grand theme that place and history create, surround and engulf us. From bustling, cut-throat Fleet Street to hallowed London publishing houses, from the wealth and corruption of Chelsea to the smoky shadows of Limehouse and Hackney, this is an exploration of the city, peering down its streets, riding on its underground, and drinking in its pubs and clubs. Everything is possible - not only in the new freedom of the 1960s but also in London's timeless past.

Copyright: Amazon Synopsis


  1. This sounds like a good book. I love novels set in London of any era.

    1. Thanks for calling by and leaving your comment Elizabeth. It is very much appreciated! :-)


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