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Going East

by Matthew D'Ancona

Going East Synopsis

London can be as pitiless as it is bountiful. No one knows that better than Mia Taylor. From a gilded life of privilege to a shabby alternative health centre in London's East End in the space of weeks. The violent tragedy that propels Mia east also pitches her unwittingly into a bigger history, a modern legend of migration and change. Mia's new life brings her into contact both with a kaleidoscope of characters who inhabit the extraordinary city of London and the burning issues that will mould its future. Politics and racism, corruption and betrayal, poverty and decadence, all smoulder side by side as the capital blazes into the new millennium. Out of the ashes emerges Mia: a troubled, questing woman who hopes to find herself by going east.

Going East Press Reviews

D'Ancona's smart, riveting thriller. Strong plotting is the key to the book, but its heart and soul is grieving, fierce Mia and the fascinating new world in which she must forge her path. * Publishers Weekly * A gripping thriller and a mesmerising portrait of London. * Livewire Magazine * D'Ancona's characters are intricately imagined, turning his psychological thriller into a high-class soap. * Saturday Telegraph * Written with considerable warmth and wit. * Independent on Sunday * Matthew d'Ancona's first novel shows the tight plotting of an agile political mind. * Guardian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340828472
Publication date: 26th April 2004
Author: Matthew D'Ancona
Publisher: Sceptre an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 416 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Matthew D'Ancona

Matthew d'Ancona is the Deputy Editor and political columnist of the Sunday Telegraph. He contributes regularly to several other publications and makes frequent radio and television appearances.

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