The Streets

by Anthony Quinn

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The Streets Synopsis

London, 1882. David Wildeblood, an idealistic young journalist, pounds the streets of Camden reporting on the notorious slums. The misery and squalor surprise him, but more shocking still is the realisation that someone is profiting from this destitution. Wildeblood's urge to uncover the truth draws him into mortal danger as his investigations reveal a trail of corruption that leads to the very highest levels of society...

The Streets Press Reviews

'Magnificent, bringing the Dickensian streets to grubby, teeming life' -- Eithne Farry, Daily Mail

 

'Cements his reputation as an accomplished and challenging novelist. Though it takes place 130 years ago, the questions that The Streets poses about how, as a society and individuals, we tackle deprivation arguably remain just as pertinent' -- Peter Stanford, Independent

 

'Quinn blends his history, his political concerns, his ideals, his plot and his characters elegantly, with a light hand and the pace of a thriller' -- Louisa Young, Daily Telegraph

 

'Quinn's most mature novel yet. His picture of poverty's shaming, dehumanizing effect is powerful, and the recurrent call for pity heartfelt. Ms Eliot and Mr Dickens would surely approve' -- Holly Kyte, Sunday Telegraph

 

'Anthony Quinn is a terrific storyteller. He has a thrilling knack for turning familiar periods of history into something surprising and often shocking, and for making the fortunes and misfortunes of his characters matter' -- Juliet Nicholson, Evening Standard

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ISBN: 9780099575153
Publication date: 06/06/2013
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099575153
Publication date: 6th June 2013
Author: Anthony Quinn
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn was born in Liverpool in 1964. Since 1998 he has been the film critic of the Independent. His first novel The Rescue Man (2009) won the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award.

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