Black Jack

Black Jack

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An atmospheric and chilling thriller set in 19th century London. Bartholomew Dorking finds himself inexplicably tied to the murdering villain Black Jack, who should have hung from the gallows - but who has now, it seems, come back from the dead! BLLeon Garfield was one of the most celebrated children's authors of the twentieth century, and won the Guardian Award, The Whitbread Award, and the Carnegie Medal BLThis is a fast-paced, roller-coaster ride of a read, and is accompanied by energetic black and white line drawings by acclaimed artist Jason Cockcroftshow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 16mm | 140.62g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192751948
  • 9780192751942
  • 720,771

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"It's a fine thing that Leon Garfield's rip-roaring and funny tales should be brought back into circulation for a new generation." --Joan Aiken "Leon Garfield's name belongs on everybody's shortlist of truly great writers for readers of all ages." -- Michael Cart "Garfield remains a talent to be remembered and a master to be emulated." -- Gregory Maguire "There has never been a writer to equal Garfield for ebullient, rip-roaring, gruesome, joyful, and witty evocation of the past, and for wonderful page-turning adventure stories." -- jill Paton Walshshow more

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