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Get Carter

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Author: Ted Lewis

Genre: A&B Classics
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780749013639
Rights: World English ex US
Pub. Date: 23rd January 2013

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The original novel of the classic cult film starring Sir Michael Caine.

Doncaster train station, and Jack Carter is heading home for a funeral - his brother Frank's. Frank had been found dead and drunk in his car at the bottom of a cliff. Now, Frank was a mild, sober man, so why did he land up dead in his car at the bottom of a cliff? Jack thinks his death doesn't add up and decides to ask questions. But he is told to stop by Gerald and Les who run a porn 'firm' and Jack is their 'hit' man. Frank did as he was told, but Jack is not like that.

This is a tough, uncompromising novel portraying a stark society of people living on the dangerous border-line between crime and respectability.

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'This is the terrifyingly real world of the 1960s, the era of the Krays and the utter disregard for law and order that seemed to prevail...Ted Lewis describes a world that is ultimately real and brutal in a way that sends a cold shiver through you as you realise these kinds of things were really happening while you were living a totally different life in the shires...Sobering - a cult classic.'Booksmonthly

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Great plot. Very well written. Although I was surprised and somehow disappointed with the ending, I do now think that THAT was actually the way this novel should end.Ana Gomez, La Coruņa Spain
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