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Brenton Brown

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Juliet is consumed with guilt knowing that her half-brother, Brenton, grew up in children's homes while she received all her mother's love. She marries Clayton, a successful banker, to please her mother. But secretly Clayton has always suspected that there is something between Juliet and her half-brother. Meanwhile, Juliet and Brenton try to stay away from what they know ...more
Paperback, 294 pages
Published December 5th 2011 by Arcadia Books (first published June 1st 2011)
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Aug 02, 2011 Andrew rated it really liked it
Brenton Brown is a follow-up to Alex Wheatle’s famous debut Brixton Rock, which was set in the early 1980s. We catch up with the characters of that book about 25 years later in contemporary Britain, and those who read the first book will enjoy seeing how things turned out, especially with the title character Brenton, who fell in love with his half-sister Juliet. Things get a lot messier in this book, despite their best efforts to avoid it, as the child they had together is now grown-up and wants ...more
Brenton Brown is a sequel to Wheatle’s debut novel, Brixton Rock.

It’s 2002 and Brenton Brown, the Stepping Volcano, is pushing forty. He has a good business as a carpenter/builder, a roof over his head, a steady girlfriend. Life ought to be good.

But Brenton has never got over his brief affair with his half-sister. Juliet is married to a successful banker and is making her way in the world of politics. Their daughter, Breanna, is turning twenty-one and knows Brenton only as her uncle. Brenton kno
Sep 09, 2016 Darelley rated it really liked it
Couldn't put the book down especially towards the end, I will definately be reading more by Alex Wheatle.
Sep 05, 2016 Liz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

I rated the book because its a good book to read. Slow to start but picked up and different twists
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‘One of the most exciting writers of the black urban experience’ The Times

Alex Alphonso Wheatle MBE (3 January 1963) is an award winning black British novelist of Jamaican heritage and has been described as one of the UK’s most exciting writers.
Wheatle spent much of his childhood in a Surrey children's home. At sixteen he was a founder member of the Crucial Rocker sound system and his DJ name was
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