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An Acre of Barren Ground
At number 30 the victim of a savage serial killer is found, and Inspector Abberline wonders whether he'll ever find the murderer they're calling 'Jack'... At number 41 a man tries to hide his family in the shadows of a ruined London.. 1500 years later, a gangster plays out the same story... At 246 a mammoth dies, and long afterwards, a giant's thighbone is discovered...
"[This] extraordinary novel-come-social history deftly excavates the East End's Brick Lane, in such depth and with such empathy and gusto that it leaves you breathless."
"Clever, witty, tender, drol... Jeremy Gavron takes east London as his canvas and paints a portrait that is richly multi-layered and breathtakingly inventive. 'An Acre of Barren Ground' is surely destined to endure as a classic."
ISBN 13: 9780743259729 | ISBN 10: 0743259726
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