Acre of Barren Ground


From prize-winning author Jeremy Gavron, a groundbreaking blend of fiction, history and archaeology uncovering the story of one street: Brick Lane.

ISBN: 9780743259729 Author: Gavron, Jeremy Publisher: Scribner Publication Date: 6th March 2006 Imprint: Simon & Schuster UK Ltd. Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.914 (edition:22) Pages: 341 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

At number 30 the victim of a savage serial killer is found, and Inspector Abberline wonders whether he’ll ever find the murderer they’re calling Jack. At number 41 a man tries to hide his family in the shadows of a ruined London; 1500 years later, a gangster plays out the same story. At 246 a mammoth dies, and long afterwards, a giant’s thighbone is discovered. Bangladeshis, Jews, Huguenots, brewers, soldiers, farmers and medieval monks – men on the run and families determined to make a new home. Each has come to Brick Lane. Each has left its ghosts.

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