The Tiger in the Well

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Dell Laurel-Leaf, Feb 1, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 407 pages
13 Reviews
Sally, now 25, is comfortably settled with her child, Harriet, her work, and her London friends. But when a complete stranger claims to be both her husband and Harriet's father, Sally's whole world comes crashing down around her. With nowhere to turn, she escapes with Harriet into the slums of London's East End--and finds help in some unexpected quarters.

"Pullman is fast becoming a modern-day Dickens for young adults. The setting is the same, the strong eye for characters is there, as are the brooding atmosphere, the social conscience, and the ability to spin plot within plot. Sally Lockhart is now a young woman, left alone with a toddler. Nothing prepares her for the shock of receiving a summons from a man she has never even heard of, suing for divorce and the custody of her beloved Harriet. Sally struggles against the net closing around her, seeking to find out who is persecuting her and why. The writing style is lively and direct, and there's lots of action. This is a suspense novel with a conscience, and a most enjoyable one."--School Library Journal.  

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Review: The Tiger in the Well (Sally Lockhart #3)

User Review  - Ray Campbell - Goodreads

The Tiger in the Well is the third in a series of books about an independent young British woman during the late 19th century. While this is the third, and it's nice to know the cast of central ... Read full review

Review: The Tiger in the Well (Sally Lockhart #3)

User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

There was a lot to like about this book, the set up was great, there was a lot of tension in the early stages, and the characters are all compelling. However, I felt it was rather overwritten, being ... Read full review

Contents

The Process Server
3
The Journalist
17
The Marriage Register
30
Copyright

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About the author (1992)

Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England and was brought up in Rhodesia, Australia, London and Wales.  Philip graduated from Oxford University in 1973 with a degree in English, and has taught middle school at Westminter College.  He is the author of many highly-acclaimed books for young readers, from contemporary fiction to Victorian thrillers, and has written plays and picture books for readers of all ages.  Philip's current book, The Golden Compass , has been hailed as "a rich combination of high fantasy, high drama, and intense emotion" by author Lloyd Alexander, and "extraordinary storytelling at it's very best" by the Detroit Free-Press .

Philip currently lives in Oxford with his wife, Judith, and children.  

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