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Capital by John Lanchester
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Apr 10, 12

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Read in April, 2012

I really enjoyed this book. The multiple strands of the story are tied together by one street, Pepys Road, which was once a bad area but has improved over the years. This has led to a mixed group of people living there and we glimpse their lives and through them, London in all its variety. The rich banker, the dying widow, an immigrant Indian family, the Polish worker ... all the characters are richly drawn and a mystery ties the book together. It has echoes of One day In September by Sebastian Faulks, another fantastic London centric book. Recommended if you love this city.
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