Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



Three brothers [electronic resource] : A Novel.

Ackroyd, Peter. (Author).
Image of item

Electronic resources

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385538626 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • Date Published: 2014.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Rapier-sharp, witty, intriguing, and mysterious: a new novel from Peter Ackroyd set in the London of the 1960s. Three Brothers follows the fortunes of Harry, Daniel, and Sam Hanway, a trio of brothers born on a postwar council estate in Camden Town. Marked 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, backbiters, 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...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Nan A. Talese, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

Additional Resources