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Heliopolis Paperback – 1 April 2010

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ VINTAGE ARROW - MASS MARKET; 1st edition (1 April 2010)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0099523841
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0099523840
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.95 x 2.03 x 19.56 cm
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Fast-paced with ingenious and constant twists, brilliantly sharp... an unsettling and magically compelling read ― Daily Mail

Merits the epithet Dickensian in a number of ways: In its generous anger at injustice and inequality, its attention to the lives of the poor, and its relish for food... But, as with Dickens, you don't read this for the plot, but for the power of the writing, the descriptions that fizz off the page, and the lust for life ― Independent on Sunday

The writing is exemplary: you feel the hand of a natural at work ― Guardian

Scudamore has the superb novelist's gift for giving vivid, sympathetic life to even second string characters, as well as his main ones; he also has the extraordinary power of summoning an entire brooding, smoggy city to life. Most of all, he has the ability to take on the heaviest of themes with the lightest and most compelling of touches, and leave you with an appetite for more ― Daily Telegraph

A triumph ― New Statesman

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A brilliantly original rags-to-riches tale, reminiscent of City of God, by the award-winning author of The Amnesia Clinic.

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