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Dodger by Terry Pratchett (book review).

August 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dodger by Terry Pratchett (book review).

Taken from the cover: ‘Dodger is a tosher – a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. 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.’ The book’s dedication reads: ‘To Henry Mayhew for writing his book and to Lyn for absolutely everything else.’ As all good students of Victorian history will know, Henry Mayhew http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Mayhew was a researcher and writer who wrote London Labour and the London Poor (1851). The book in two volumes has been described by James Blaylock, one of the […]

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