Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky (Paperback)
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Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky (Paperback)

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Paperback 640 Pages / Published: 12/01/2017
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'I recommend Hamilton at every opportunity, because he was such a wonderful writer and yet is rather under-read today. All his novels are terrific' Sarah Waters

'If you were looking to fly from Dickens to Martin Amis with just one overnight stop, then Hamilton is your man' Nick Hornby

Patrick Hamilton's novels were the inspiration for Matthew Bourne's new dance theatre production, The Midnight Bell.

The Midnight Bell, a pub on the Euston Road, is the pulse of this brilliant and compassionate trilogy. It is here where the barman, Bob, falls in love with Jenny, a West End prostitute who comes in off the streets for a gin and pep. Around his obsessions, and Ella the barmaid's secret love for him, swirls the sleazy life of London in the 1930s. This is a world where people emerge from cheap lodgings in Pimlico to pour out their passions, hopes and despair in pubs and bars - a world of twenty thousand streets full of cruelty and kindness, comedy and pathos, wasted dreams and lost desires.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349141473
Number of pages: 640
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 197 x 134 x 52 mm


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This brilliant classic breaks your heart while inducing aching laughter . . . Sheer genius. * Daily Mail *

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“A classic study of observation in 1930's London”

This is a beautifully written and sometimes comic study of ordinary lives set against the backdrop of The Great Depression. A trilogy, with each story focusing on one of the main characters, Bob a bar waiter, Jenny a... More

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