The Lubetkin Legacy by Marina Lewycka

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That phrase serves as the epigraph for Marina Lewycka’s new novel. As a tribute to the great architect, however, The Lubetkin Legacy falls disappointingly short. If it was a building it would be adorned with gargoyles and pointless pinnacles.
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North London in the 21st century: a place where a son will swiftly adopt an old lady and take her home from hospital to impersonate his dear departed mother rather than lose the council flat. A time of golden job opportunities, though you might have to dress up as a coffee bean or work as an intern at an undertaker or put up with champagne and posh French dinners while your boss hits on you.

A place rich in language - whether it's Romanian, Ukrainian, Russian, Swahili or buxom housing officers talking managementese. A place where husbands go absent without leave and councillors sacrifice cherry orchards at the altar of new builds.

 

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Published May 5, 2016 by Audible Studios.
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Gerard Woodward on Jun 02 2016

That phrase serves as the epigraph for Marina Lewycka’s new novel. As a tribute to the great architect, however, The Lubetkin Legacy falls disappointingly short. If it was a building it would be adorned with gargoyles and pointless pinnacles.

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