An Acre of Barren Ground


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At 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 ...

An Acre of Barren Ground 2006, Simon & Schuster, New York

ISBN-13: 9780743259729


An Acre of Barren Ground 2005, Simon & Schuster UK, London

ISBN-13: 9780743268547

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