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  • Published: 25 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9780552577205
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $17.99

Dodger




A brand new edition of a Terry Pratchett classic – set in Victorian London, and starring cunning but kind Dodger, as he sets off on a whirlwind adventure through the city streets

A brand new edition of a Terry Pratchett classic – set in Victorian London, and starring cunning but kind Dodger, as he sets off on a whirlwind adventure through the city streets
THE SEWER IS DODGER’S WORLD . . .

He hunts treasure there – coins and jewels lost in the dark and dirty drains. It’s a good life, if you don’t mind getting your hands (and arms and feet and face) dirty.

But one night, Dodger helps a young woman flee two ruffians. Now, a street urchin dressed as a gentleman, he must discover the secret behind her escape.

Along the way he’ll befriend Charles Dickens, outwit Sweeny Todd and reach the giddy heights of Victorian society.

Dodger may be living in the gutter, but he’s heading for the stars . . .

  • Pub date: 25 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9780552577205
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was 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.

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Praise for Dodger

“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

“Dodger feels 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.”

Cory Doctorow

“Historical fiction in the hands of the inimitable Sir Terry brings the sights and the smells (most certainly the smells) of Old London wonderfully to life . . . Unexpected, drily funny and full of the pathos and wonder of life: Don't miss it.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Interwoven with historical figures such as Charles Dickens, Robert Peel and Disraeli, Dodger is convincing proof of [Pratchett's] still galloping imagination.”

Daily Telegraph

“Masterly and entertaining”

Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

“Dodger is a book filled with kindness and wisdom. The reason I feel the need to point this out is that it is so rare. The story practically oozes kindness.”

Ann Giles, Bookwitch

“Dodger is a hero who Dickens would love . . . You can't help loving Dodger as he ducks, dives, falls in love and rises in the Victorian world. This is a hero I can't wait to meet again.”

Amanda Craig, The Times

“Much as I love the Discworld series I also enjoy it when Terry Pratchett takes a break and gives his readers something else . . . Pratchett has the ambience of 1840s London spot on”

Rachel Hyde, www.myshelf.com

“Fine plot, excellent characters, and fun to read.”

Irish Inn Book Club blog

“Dodger is an amazing book . . . It creates a great display of historical London, contrasting the above ground cleanliness against the below ground filthy and often-times rotten sewers. Add in a lively set of support characters, funny dialogue, great action, and finish it all off with Dodger, one of the most lovable characters that I have read about.”

Fantasybookreview.co.uk

“Compulsively readable”

Washington Post

“Escape into Pratchett’s humorous and mysterious world and follow Dodger’s infamous trail through a tale where history and fantasy are entwined.”

Independent School Parent Magazine

“Terry Pratchett fans should not miss Dodger, his sassy take on Oliver Twist”

The Sunday Times

“A rollicking good yarn”

Magpies Magazine


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