The Room Of Lost Things

The Room Of Lost Things

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 29/01/2009
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Synopsis

Under his railway arch in Loughborough Junction, South London, Robert Sutton is taking leave of a lifetime of hard work. His dry-cleaning shop lies at the heart of a lively community, a fixed point in a changing world. And, as he explains to his successor, young East Londoner Akeel, it is also the resting place for the contents of his customers' pockets - and for their secrets and lies. As he helps Akeel to make a new life out of his old one, Robert also hands on all he knows of his world: the dirty dip of the Thames; the parks, rare green oases in a desert of high-rises and decaying mansion blocks; and the varied lives that converge at the junction. Humming with life, packed tight with detail, The Room of Lost Things is a hymn of love to a great and overflowing city, and a profoundly human story that holds us in its grip from the first sentence until the last.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781844082131
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 22 mm

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unexpected
Bought on a whim, this book provided a different outlook on life. It explores the unexpected, and provides a valuable insight into how society changes and ... READ MORE
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