- 256 pages
- Three Brothers
- Peter Ackroyd
- 22 June 2017 Peter Ackroyd
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 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.
Peter Ackroyd CBE is an English novelist and biographer with a particular interest in the history and culture of London Peter Ackroyd s mother worked in the personnel department of an engineering firm, his father having left the family home when Ackroyd was a baby He was reading newspapers by the age of 5 and, at 9, wrote a play about Guy Fawkes Reputedly, he first realized he was gay at the age