An Acre of Barren Ground
By (author) Jeremy Gavron
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Acre of Barren Ground by Jeremy Gavron
Book DescriptionAt 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743259729
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In the wild there is no safety. The otter cub Tarka grows up with his mother and sisters, learning to swim, catch fish, to fear the cry of the hunter and the flash of the metal trap. Soon he must fend for himself always on the run. Eventually, chased by a pack of hounds, he meets his nemesis, the fearsome dog Deadlock, and must fight for his life.
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Author Biography - Jeremy Gavron
Jeremy Gavron worked as a journalist in Africa and India, and spent two years as a writer-in-residence in a prison. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed MOON
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