Dodger

Dodger

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Dodger is a tosher - a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. Everyone who is nobody knows Dodger. Anyone who is anybody doesn't. But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to know him. And Dodger's tale of skulduggery, dark plans and even darker deeds begins ...show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 158 x 240 x 36mm | 639.99g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Doubleday Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. ills. by Paul Kidby
  • 0385619278
  • 9780385619271
  • 5,870

Review quote

"Here, once again, is the mark of a great writer ... we are captivated by ingenious word-building on every page ... As Dodger's triumphant path ultimately brings him honour from the very highest rank of society, we cannot help but cheer not only for his success, but also for the success of this ebullient, funny and delightful novel." Guardian "Wonderful." Daily Mail "Dodger feels fresh, vibrant and full of energy, a triumph that should be celebrated as yet another glorious gift from Narrativia." SFX "[A] superb novel ... full of eccentric characters and carefully detailed London scenes, the tale embodies both Dickens's love for the common man and a fierce desire for social justice." Publishers Weekly "It's a masterwork from a treasure and hero of a writer, and it will delight you." -- Cory Doctorowshow more

About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. His fortieth Discworld novel, Raising Steam, was published in 2013. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015. www.terrypratchett.co.uk @terryandrobshow more

Back cover copy

Dodger is a tosher – a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. Everyone who is nobody knows him. Anyone who is anybody doesn’t. He used to know his future; it involved a lot of brick-lined tunnels and plenty of filth. But when he rescues a young girl from a beating things start to get really messy. Now everyone who is anyone wants to get their hands on Dodger.show more

Review Text

Historical fiction in the hands of the inimitable Sir Terry brings the sights and the smells (most certainly the smells) of Old London wonderfully to life . . . Unexpected, drily funny and full of the pathos and wonder of life: Don't miss it.show more

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PRAISE FOR TERRY PRATCHETT ‘Pratchett is a master storyteller’ A. S. Byatt, Guardian ‘Satirical, historical, fantastical and irresistible’ Daily Mail ‘The best thing since Wodehouse’ The Times ‘A passion for language, wordplay and puns bursts from the pages’ Daily Telegraphshow more

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18,227 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
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4 42% (7,664)
3 24% (4,331)
2 5% (956)
1 1% (207)
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