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Three Brothers

A Novel

By Peter Ackroyd, 1949-

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 possible—not only in the new freedom of the 1960s but also in London's timeless past.

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Three brothers : a novel

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2013

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9780385538619


Format: Book
Author: Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-
Title: Three brothers : a novel / Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher Date: New York : Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, [2013]
Subject: Brothers -- Fiction. City and town life -- England -- London -- Fiction. FICTION / Literary. FICTION / Historical. FICTION / Sagas. London (England) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780385538619 (hbk.) 0385538618 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Ackroyd
Oclc: 870997525
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Bib Id: 501351

Format: Book
Author: Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-
Title: Three brothers : a novel / Peter Ackroyd.
Edition: First United States edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, [2013]
Description: 244 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Brothers -- Fiction.
Subjects: City and town life -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Subjects: FICTION / Literary.
Subjects: FICTION / Historical.
Subjects: FICTION / Sagas.
Subjects: London (England) -- Fiction.
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain by Chatto & Windus, an imprint of the Random House Group Limited, London, in 2013"--Title page verso.
LCCN: 2013033737
ISBN: 9780385538619 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0385538618 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Ackroyd