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  • Published: 28 February 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448173976
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 412

The Confidence Man




A tale of loyalty and deception set in eighteenth century Germany and America, from celebrated author Leon Garfield.

The Confidence Man follows 14-year-old Hans Ruppert and a band of Protestants as they leave their home town and seek peace and freedom from Persecution in the New World. They are led by a mysterious hussar, who has offered to lead then to safety. To Hans he is a fascinating figure, but to the others he is a swindler, likely to abandon them at any moment.

  • Published: 28 February 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448173976
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 412

About the author

Leon Garfield

Leon Garfield was born in Brighton in 1921. He was the acclaimed author of more than thirty novels for children and adults including Devil in the Fog, winner of the inaugural Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 1967, The God Beneath the Sea, winner of the 1970 Carnegie Medal, and John Diamond, winner of the 1980 Whitbread literary award. He was also elected a member of the Royal Society of Literature. He died in 1996.

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