Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 'UK Author of the Year' 2012.
The lives of a disparate group of characters based on a street in London - Pepys Road. We dart quickly between their stories, building up portraits of each and leading us through the dramas of their mostly separate lives. It's easy to read, well researched, long and full of recognisable characters, some coming over as stereotypes, not "The Great London Novel" but certainly fun.
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Capital by John Lanchester
The residents of Pepys Road, London - a banker and his shopaholic wife, an old woman dying of a brain tumour, a family of Pakistani shop owners, the young football star from Senegal and his minder - all receive an anonymous postcard one day with a simple message: We Want What You Have. Who is behind it? What do they want? As the mystery of the postcards deepens, the world around Pepys Road is turned upside down by the financial crash and all of its residents' lives change beyond recognition over the course of the next year.
About the Author
John Lanchester was born in Hamburg in 1962. He has written three novels, The Debtto Pleasure, Mr Phillips and Fragrant Harbour, and two works of non-fiction:Family Romance, a memoir; and Whoops!: Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay, a book about the global financial crisis. He is married, has two children and lives in London.
Bertrand Russell, born in Monmouthshire, 1872. English philosopher, mathematician, historian, social reformist, and pacifist. He is best known for the work Principia Mathematica, an attempt to ground mathematics on logic. Read Principia Mathematica