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The Resource Portobello, Ruth Rendell

Portobello, Ruth Rendell

Label
Portobello
Title
Portobello
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Rendell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Portobello area of West London has a rich personality - vibrant, brilliant in colour, noisy, with graffiti that approach art, bizarre and splendid. An indefinable edge to it adds a spice of danger. There is nothing safe about Portobello...Eugene Wren inherited an art gallery from his father near an arcade that now sells cashmere, handmade soaps and children's clothes. But he decided to move to a more upmarket site in Kensington Church Street. Eugene was fifty, with prematurely white hair. He was, perhaps, too secretive for his own good. On a shopping trip one day, Eugene, quite by chance, came across an envelope containing money. He picked it up. For some reason, rather than report the matter to the police, he wrote a note and stuck it up on a lamppost near his house: "'Found in Chepstow Villas, a sum of money between eighty and a hundred and sixty pounds. Anyone who has lost such a sum should apply to the phone number below." This note would link the lives of a number of very different people - each with their obsessions, problems and dreams and despairs
Summary
Walking to the shops one day in London's Notting Hill, fifty-year-old Eugene Wren discovers an envelope on the street bulging with cash. A man plagued by a shameful addiction, Wren hatches a plan to find the money's rightful owner. Instead of going to the police, or taking the cash for himself, he prints a notice and posts it around Portobello Road. This ill-conceived act creates a chain of events that links Wren to other Londoners--people afflicted with their own obsessions and despairs. As these volatile characters come into Wren's life--and the life of his trusting fiancee--the consequences will change them all
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
306367
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rendell, Ruth
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6068.E63
LC item number
P67 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Large type books
  • Notting Hill (London, England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Portobello, Ruth Rendell
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Center Point large print ed.
Extent
397 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781602858831
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010021035
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn627701119
  • (OCoLC)627701119
  • 175380
Label
Portobello, Ruth Rendell
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Center Point large print ed.
Extent
397 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781602858831
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010021035
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn627701119
  • (OCoLC)627701119
  • 175380

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