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The Streets by Anthony Quinn

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From the author of Half of the Human Race (Channel 4 TV Book Club ) comes an intricate and thrilling tale of love and conspiracy in Victorian London.

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The Streets by Anthony Quinn

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...

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'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

About the Author

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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6th June 2013


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Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing


272 pages


Historical Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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