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Dodger's Guide to London

Dodger's Guide to London

Hardback Doubleday Children's Books

By (author) Terry Pratchett

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  • Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 204mm x 18mm | 320g
  • Publication date: 25 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 085753324X
  • ISBN 13: 9780857533241
  • Illustrations note: illustrations (black and white), maps
  • Sales rank: 27,136

Product description

Roll Up! Roll Up! Read All About It! Ladies and Gents, Sir Jack Dodger brings you a most excellent Guide to London! Did you know...? If a Victorian couldn't afford a sweep, they might drop a goose down their chimney to clean it! A nobby lady's unmentionables could weigh up to 40lbs! Parliament had to be suspended during the Great Stink of 1858! From the wretches of the rookeries to the fancy coves at Buckingham Palace, Dodger will show you every dirty inch of London. Warning: Includes 'orrible murders, naughty ladies and plenty of geezers!

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Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. Raising Steam is his fortieth Discworld novel. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. After falling out with his keyboard he now talks to his computer. Occasionally, these days, it answers back. www.terrypratchett.co.uk @terryandrob

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"This fascinating guide to Victorian London is crammed with facts and figures, gossip and slang, and all presented in authentic typefaces and illustrated with original etchings. A sheer delight!" The Good Book Guide "A very interesting and informative book." Guardian Children's Review Team "Dodger's Guide to London is clearly one for the young enquiring mind, who wishes to know more about the real Victorian London, as well as a little of Pratchett's fictional one ... the reader is almost guaranteed to come away with something they didn't know before." sffworld.com "Dodger's Guide to London would be a delightful introduction for young readers with an interest in history, as Dodger would be an ideal first step into Pratchett's world. For long time fans and older readers, this is a gorgeous addition to an already fantastic collection." Geek Planet