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The Long Firm By Jake Arnott

The Long Firm by Jake Arnott

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Summary

A debut novel set in London in the 'swinging sixties' in which five narrators chart the rise, fall, and eventual escape of Harry Starks - club owner, racketeer, porn king, sociology graduate and keen Judy Garland fan.

The Long Firm Summary

The Long Firm by Jake Arnott

London. The 1960s. The capital is swinging, but underneath the boomtown there's a dark underbelly. Meet Harry Starks: club owner, racketeer, porn king, sociology graduate and keen Judy Garland fan. Harry's business is fronting violence with rough charm and cheap glamour; putting the frighteners on, performing menace while trying to desperately trying to jump the counter into legitimacy.

Five characters tell five tales that combine in an extraordinary narrative that is both an explosively paced thriller and brilliantly imagined sociological and topographical portrait of sixties London.

The Long Firm Reviews

Gripping ... slumming it doesn t get much better than this - Time Out

I simply could put it down, couldn't stop until I'd finished it. It tooke me right back to the times and brought back the fear - the real cold fear - of the period - Terry O'Neill, 60s photographer

Jake Arnott has created a gangster story every bit as cool, stylish and venomous as the London in which it is set, an English original as sharp and lethal as a Savile Row lapel - Independent on Sunday

Arnott's creation of the decadent, dangerous atmosphere of the times is immaculate. His prose is as smooth as a seersucker suit, as sweet as a purple heart. Suck it and see - Observer

As polished as a brass knuckleduster...strong-arm stuff, which zings with an authentic low-life argot and grips the reader with its head-in-a-vice portrait of the ugly glamour of the era - Sunday Times

So stylish and readeable - Independent on Sunday

a solid historical novel, boasting impressive research, vivid detail and that mysterious ability to grasp the Zeitgeist - Telegraph

The evocation of Sixties London is brilliantly done and the powerful, stylish writing hooks the reader from the first page. One of the most impressive first novels I've read in years - Mail on Sunday

About Jake Arnott

Jake Arnott was born in 1961, and lives in London. He is the author of THE LONG FIRM, published by Sceptre in 1999 and subsequently made into an acclaimed BBC TV series. His second novel, HE KILLS COPPERS, was also made into a series by Channel 4. He has since published the novels TRUECRIME, JOHNNY COME HOME, THE DEVIL'S PAINTBRUSH and THE HOUSE OF RUMOUR.

Additional information

GOR003811474
9780340767283
0340767286
The Long Firm by Jake Arnott
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton
2000-02-17
352
N/A
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