Dimensions: 256 pages, 3.45 × 2.2 × 0.37 in
Published: November 4, 2013
Publisher: Random House UK
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0701186933
ISBN - 13: 9780701186937
From the Publisher
Three Brothers follows the lives and fortunes of Harry,
Daniel and Sam Hanway, a trio of brothers born on the same day in
the middle of last century, in a grim council estate in Camden.
After their mother inexplicably abandons the family, each boy is
forced to make his own way in the world.
From the bustling cut-throat world of
Fleet street, hallowed London publishing offices, and the wealth
and comfort of Chelsea, to the smoky shadowy streets of Limehouse
and Hackney, this is a trip around the city, down its streets,
riding on the tubes, at a very particular moment of history, and
unusually for Ackroyd''s fiction, all within living memory. London
is the backdrop and the connecting fabric of these three lives,
reinforcing Ackroyd''s grand theme that history and the city both
makes and creates us, surrounds and engulfs us.
About the Author
PETER ACKROYD has written acclaimed biographies of Ezra Pound, T.S.
Eliot, Charles Dickens, William Blake, Shakespeare and Thomas More,
as well as short books about Chaucer, J.M.W. Turner, Isaac Newton
and most recently, Edgar Allan Poe. A bestselling biographer,
historian, novelist and broadcaster, he holds a CBE for services to
literature. He is the author of the London: The Biography
and Thames: Sacred River, and lives in London.
• "A camp clever tour de force... an alternative
autobiography, a ghost story and a murder mystery all in one slim
volume. Brilliant... the quintessence of Ackroyd." --Sunday
• "Harking back to Dickens... London is a major character in
the novel. In Ackroyd''s accomplished hands the city becomes a
mystical place, where visions abound. Highly recommended."