Three Blind Eyes

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Oxford University Press, Feb 1, 2004 - Children's stories - 163 pages
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Lucy lives with her father in Southwark. All is well until his gambling losses escalate to the extent where he has to give the house over to a criminal gang, who take over while he and Lucy are allowed to stay living in a room upstairs. One of the gang, the Duke, is a frightening man with one blind eye and one glass eye. He decides to use Lucy as a guide, leading him from house to house. Meanwhile, one of the other tenants of the house threatens to expose the gang's activities, and isfound strangled in his room the next morning. The gang manage to point the finger of blame at Lucy's father. Lucy and her friend, Tom, manage to find a way of clearing Lucy's father and getting out of this horrible situation, and all ends happily. * Exciting murder mystery plot with strong period detail and Dickensian characters, set in the early half of the nineteenth century
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
21
Section 4
28
Section 5
31
Section 6
33
Section 7
44
Section 8
49
Section 16
79
Section 17
98
Section 18
100
Section 19
107
Section 20
120
Section 21
124
Section 22
127
Section 23
150

Section 9
57
Section 10
58
Section 11
59
Section 12
66
Section 13
68
Section 14
76
Section 15
78
Section 24
151
Section 25
153
Section 26
154
Section 27
157
Section 28
165
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About the author (2004)

Author is winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize with 'The Sherwood Hero', and winner of the Scottish Arts Council Prize with 'Oranges and Murder'.

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