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Description Pepys Road: an ordinary street in the capital. Each house has seen a hundred years of fortunes made and lost, of hearts broken, of first steps and last breaths. One day in December 2007, a card with a... more

Description Driving along the dusty, congested roads of central Delhi gives no sense of the verdant landscape behind the high walls that line them: it is only when you ascend, for instance, to the top of the Taj ... more

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Super

An enjoyable, insightful read

Slight caricature?

...?All human life is there? ? that was the motto of a certain recently demised national newspaper, based in Wapping. John Lanchester?s ?Capital? might not have quite the same cast, but it?s not a bad title for a novel based on a London street, its residents and the recent financial crash. London lives! At nearly 600 pages, the story somehow managed to sustain my interest to the end. Despite...

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Excellent

Great food, cheap and good service

Decor more shabby than chic

...The Capital 1 restaurant is located on Fore Street, at Edmonton Green, in North London, overlooking the parking lot of an Asda store, and just metres from the railway/bus station with the same name. Not the prettiest location and tourists will rarely find their way here, unless they are staying in the Travelodge opposite side. The Capital 1 is the older one of a chain of 2 Turkish restaurants...

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Super

Quite readable

Unexceptional plot line

...I really am amazed that no one has ever thought of such a plot line before. Take a random street and then describe the everyday lives of the various inhabitants. Genius! I can even perhaps see a long running soap opera emerging from the concept. OK enough sarcasm; despite the rather hackneyed plot line, John Lanchester has come up with a rather engaging novel in Capital. Plot line...

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