The Adventures of the New Cut Gang
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The Adventures of the New Cut Gang

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Benny, Thunderbolt, Bridie, Sharky and the Peretti twins are a mixed bunch of vagabonds and urchins who come together to form the New Cut Gang in two comic tales of stolen silver and skulduggery. Fake coins are turning up all over Lambeth and the finger of suspicion is pointing at Thunderbolt's dad - could he really be the forger? The crime-busting New Cut Gang come to the rescue! And when just two clues - a blob of wax and a Swedish match - are discovered at the scene of a break-in, the children find themselves on the trail of an extremely cunning criminal. Set in late Victorian London, these gripping thrillers have now been put together in a single volume - with new illustrations throughout from Horrible Histories illustrator, Martin Brown.show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 245g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • B+W t/o
  • 0552572144
  • 9780552572149
  • 509,375

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"Fast, funny - gripping stuff" * The Sunday Times * "Another cracker from Pullman" * Guardian * "An extraordinary writer" * Observer *show more

About Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is one of the most highly acclaimed children's authors of the decade. He has been on the shortlist of just about every major children's book award in the last few years, and has won the Smarties Prize (Gold Award, 9-11 age category) for THE FIREWORK-MAKER'S DAUGHTER and the prestigious Carnegie Medal for NORTHERN LIGHTS. He was the first children's author ever to win the Whitbread Prize for his novel THE AMBER SPYGLASS. A film of NORTHERN LIGHTS (THE GOLDEN COMPASS) was made in 2008 by New Line Cinema. He lives in Oxford.show more

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"Fast, funny - gripping stuff"show more

Back cover copy

COUNTERFEIT COINS CAUSE CONSTERNATION Someone has been passing snide sixpences around the New Cut! Police are baffled, but luckily the New Cut Gang are hot on the criminals' trail. Suspicious SIxpences Sent Could Old Stamper Billings, the infamous coin forger of 1878, be connected to these crimes? Could Thunderbolt's dad really be involved? Whatever the truth, Benny, Thunderbolt, Bridie and the Peretti twins are sure to get to the bottom of things. SOLID SILVER SNATCHED Gass-Fitters Goblers Gone News has reached the Bugleof a daring burglary of silver from the Worshipful Company of Gas-Fitters! Can Lambeth's greatest amateur detectives unravel the mystery? Solve the cases of Thunderbolt's Waxwork and The Gas-Fitter's Ball, in two classic tales of crime from the Master Storyteller, Philip Pullman.show more

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