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Capital

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January 2013 Book of the Month.

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.

If you like John Lanchester you might also like to read books by Richard Ford, Sabastian Faulks and Amanda Craig.

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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

John Lanchester was born in Hamburg in 1962. He has written three novels, The Debt to 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.

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Publication date

3rd January 2013

Author

John Lanchester

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www.pepysrd.com/
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Publisher

Faber and Faber

Format

Paperback
592 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780571234622

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