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Benmore, James, author; Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870, associated with work

London, 1850s. After five years in an Australian penal colony, the Artful Dodger returns to London in search of a hidden fortune. Unaware of the fate that befell Twist, Fagin and Sikes, Dodger revisits the criminal underworld of Dickensian London to seek out his old comrades, any of whom might possess the key to the treasure. He finds the city a changed place from his youth: with law and order upheld by a new police force, Fagin gone to the gallows, his old gang scattered and danger around every corner

Hardback, Book. English. General.
Published London: Quercus, 2013

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Statement of responsibility: James Benmore ; based on a character created by Charles Dickens
ISBN: 1780874650, 1780874669, 9781780874654, 9781780874661
Physical Description: 405 pages ; 25 cm
Subject: London (England) History 19th century Fiction.

Author note

James Benmore studied literature at the Open University and has since completed an MSt in Creative Writing at Oxford University. He won the AM Heath prize in 2010 for best work of fiction by a writer graduating from Kellogg College. His short stories have been published in various anthologies. He lives in London.

Back cover copy

'Memories was flooding upon me on the first morning of my return as I walked down the stone steps into Saffron Hill... The first time I had ever met Bill Sikes was when Fagin had led me down this very maze back when I was small... I would have to tread lightly, I told myself, if I was to get on in this faster, crueller London.'

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