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The Brute Streets By John Prebble

The Brute Streets by John Prebble

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From the author of Where The Sea Breaks

The Brute Streets Summary

The Brute Streets by John Prebble

The enthralling story of a London office cleaner who learns that his Russian wife has been kidnapped in Moscow. Jimmy Yeo is concerned only with his love for dark-haired Nadia, but as events unfurl with mounting suspense, he learns that where the Cold War is concerned he is merely a cipher, helpless in the hands of merciless groups who see him only as a little man they can afford to knock around.

About John Prebble

John Prebble was a journalist, novelist, documentarian and historian. He was born in England but his family moved to Canada following WWI, later returning to England where Prebble was educated at Latymer School.

Prebble began his writing life as a journalist in 1934, and drew on his experiences as an artilleryman in WWII when he wrote his first novel, Where the Sea Breaks, published in 1944. He joined the Communist Party of Great Britain, but abandoned it after World War II. His Canadian prairie experience also influenced his work: The Buffalo Soldier is a historical novel about the American West.

Scottish history formed the subject of many of Prebble's subsequent novels. His Fire and Sword Trilogy, focused on the fall of the clan system in 17th Century Scotland. Culloden was the first book, chronicling the defeat of the clans in one pivotal battle. The second book of the trilogy, The Highland Clearances (1963), remains one of Prebble's best known works because the subject matter is still one of great historical debate. Glencoe (1966), the final book, was a study of the causes and effects of the Glencoe massacre of 1692. His later works, Mutiny (1975) and The King's Jaunt (1988) extended the theme.

Prebble also co-wrote the screenplay of the film Zulu, as well as radio dramas and documentaries. He was awarded an OBE in 1998, just three years before his death.

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NLS9781447233718
9781447233718
1447233719
The Brute Streets by John Prebble
New
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2012-10-18
210
N/A
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