Three Brothers

Three Brothers

A Novel

Book - 2013
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"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 dodgydeals 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. "--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, c2013
ISBN: 9780385538619
Branch Call Number: ACKRO
Characteristics: 244 pages ; 22 cm

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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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