Three Brothers

Three Brothers

Book - 2013
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Three 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 âe" 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 Ackroydâe(tm)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 âe" not only in the new freedom of the 1960s but also in Londonâe(tm)s timeless past.

Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2013.
ISBN: 9780701186937
0701186933
Characteristics: 246 p.

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Jan 09, 2014

Interesting story about three brothers and how they grow and follow different paths in life. Just my thought…..I found the ending a bit abrupt and odd. Peter Ackroyd, for me, is an engaging story teller and I enjoy his style of writing.

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