Dodger

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HarperCollins, Sep 25, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 368 pages
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A storm. Rain-lashed city streets. A flash of lightning. A scruffy lad sees a girl leap desperately from a horse-drawn carriage in a vain attempt to escape her captors. Can the lad stand by and let her be caught again? Of course not, because he's . . . Dodger.

Seventeen-year-old Dodger may be a street urchin, but he gleans a living from London's sewers, and he knows a jewel when he sees one. He's not about to let anything happen to the unknown girl—not even if her fate impacts some of the most powerful people in England.

From Dodger's encounter with the mad barber Sweeney Todd to his meetings with the great writer Charles Dickens and the calculating politician Benjamin Disraeli, history and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking account of adventure and mystery.

Beloved and bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett combines high comedy with deep wisdom in this tale of an unexpected coming-of-age and one remarkable boy's rise in a complex and fascinating world.

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User Review  - deebell - Tesco

Dodger is a typical Terry Pratchett book, but is not part of the Disc world series. Loosely based on Victorian england, it is a great read with all the usual insights and humour we have come to expect from this author. Only 4 stars as it hasn't got the sparkle of some of his best books. Read full review

Excellent!

User Review  - saffronflower - Tesco

Another great offering from the master of satirical fantasy: Terry Pratchett. Comic genius. Once you start, it's hard to put down! Read full review

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Sir Terry Pratchett's many honors include the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Printz Honor, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Britain's Carnegie Medal, the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award for lasting contribution to young adult literature, and the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award. His books have sold more than 75 million copies worldwide. Knighted for his "services to literature," Sir Terry lives in England with his wife and many cats.

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