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Capital

John Lanchester

From the bestselling author of Whoops! and How to Speak Money, Capital by John Lanchester is a moving, funny, and keenly insightful story of London on the brink of the financial crisis.

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£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571234622
Date Published
03.01.2013
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Summary

** From the author of The Wall **

‘Effortlessly brilliant . . . hugely moving and outrageously funny.’ Observer

‘A treat to read.’ The Times

‘The great London novel of the twenty-first century.’ New Statesman

‘Brimming with perception, humane empathy and relish . . . a capital achievement.’ Sunday Times

A moving, funny and insightful story of one London street, its inhabitants, and a world-changing event.

The residents of Pepys Road, London – a banker and his shopaholic wife, an elderly woman dying of a brain tumour, the Pakistani family who run the local shop, the young football star from Senegal and his minder – all receive anonymous postcards with a simple message: We Want What You Have. Who is behind it? What do they want?

As the mystery of the postcards deepens, the world around Pepys Road is turned upside down by the financial crash and all of its residents’ lives change beyond recognition over the course of the next year.

From the bestselling author of Whoops! and How to Speak Money comes a post-financial crisis, state-of-the-nation novel told with compassion, humour and unflinching truth.

Adapted into a major BBC One drama.

JohnLanchester

John Lanchester has written five novels, The Debt to Pleasure, Mr Phillips, Fragrant Harbour, Capital and The Wall, and three works of non-fiction: Family Romance, a memoir; Whoops!: Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay, about the global financial crisis; and How to Speak Money, a primer in popular economics. His books have won the Hawthornden Prize, the…

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