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The Illumination of Merton Browne
The Illumination of Merton Browne
by JM Shaw
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Slick&smart, 15 Aug 2007
Wow! This is an awesome page-turner, impossible to stop reading! On the one hand it's a thrilling story of school boys who graduate from bullies to gangsters on the bullet-ridden streets of a London estate. On the other hand, behind all of this, Shaw addresses a number of problems which so many people shy away from: the breakdown of the family, the importance of the father-figure, London teenagers with automatic weapons, the garbage forced on children in schools etc. Have a read, it's a gripping EYE-OPENER.

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