East of Acre Lane

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Fourth Estate, 2001 - Fiction - 309 pages
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Set in 1981, the year of the Brixton riots, this novel is a gripping thriller in a society on the edge of explosion. Biscuit lives with his mother, brother and sister, and helps support the family by hustling on the frontline for the south London badman, Nunchaks. He doesn’t want to be doing this for the rest of his life, but it’s difficult to get out of the trap. As the patience of the community breaks and the riots begin to erupt, Biscuit has to make a choice that could change his life forever.

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Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2001)

Alex Wheatle, was born in South London. He is currently working with Book Trust to introduce literature to the dispossessed. He organises and holds workshops in prisons and young adult institutions.

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