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All you ever (or never) wanted to know about Victorian London, penned by Jack Dodger.

Ladies and Gents, Sir Jack Dodger brings you a most excellent Guide to London!

Did you know . . . ?
If a Victorian couldn’t afford a sweep, they might drop a goose down their chimney to clean it!
A nobby lady’s unmentionables could weigh up to 40lbs!
Parliament had to be suspended during the Great Stink of 1858!

From the wretches of the rookeries to the fancy coves at Buckingham Palace, Dodger will show you every dirty inch of London.

Warning: Includes ’orrible murders, naughty ladies and plenty of geezers!


This fascinating guide to Victorian London is crammed with facts and figures, gossip and slang, and all presented in authentic typefaces and illustrated with original etchings. A sheer delight!

The Good Book Guide

A very interesting and informative book.

Guardian Children's Review Team

Dodger’s Guide to London is clearly one for the young enquiring mind, who wishes to know more about the real Victorian London, as well as a little of Pratchett’s fictional one . . . the reader is almost guaranteed to come away with something they didn’t know before.


Dodger’s Guide to London would be a delightful introduction for young readers with an interest in history, as Dodger would be an ideal first step into Pratchett’s world. For long time fans and older readers, this is a gorgeous addition to an already fantastic collection.

Geek Planet

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    December 2, 2013

    Doubleday Childrens

    144 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • EBook


    January 31, 2014

    RHCP Digital

    144 pages

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