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Dodger

Dodger

Pratchett, Terry, author

Dodger is a tosher - a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. Everyone who is nobody knows Dodger. Anyone who is anybody doesn't. But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to know him. And Dodger's tale of skulduggery, dark plans and even darker deeds begins

Paperback, Book. English. Teenage Fiction. Historical. Young adult fiction. Fiction 13+. Historical fiction.
Published London: Corgi Books, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0552563145, 9780552563147
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Note: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2012.
Physical Description: 402 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: London (England) History 1800-1950 Fiction.

Author note

Terry Pratchettwas the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which,The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.

Reviews

"Here, once again, is the mark of a great writer . . . we are captivated by ingenious word-building on every page . . . As Dodger's triumphant path ultimately brings him honour from the very highest rank of society, we cannot help but cheer not only for his success, but also for the success of this ebullient, funny and delightful novel."
Guardian||"Wonderful."
Daily Mail||"Dodgerfeels fresh, vibrant and full of energy, a triumph that should be celebrated as yet another glorious gift from Narrativia."
SFX||"[A] superb novel . . . full of eccentric characters and carefully detailed London scenes, the tale embodies both Dickens's love for the common man and a fierce desire for social justice."
Publishers Weekly||"It's a masterwork from a treasure and hero of a writer, and it will delight you."

Back cover copy

Dodger is a tosher - a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London.

Everyone who is nobody knows him. Anyone who is anybody doesn't.

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 getreallymessy.

Now everyone who is anyone wants to get their hands on Dodger.

'Here, once again, is the mark of a great writer'Guardian

'Wonderful'Daily Mail

'A triumph'SFX

'Masterly and entertaining'Sunday Times