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  • Published: 30 June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448174003
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

The Empty Sleeve




A tale of murder on the streets of old London, from acclaimed children's writer Leon Garfield.

'Him what's born on the chime . . . he's the one what'll have communications with the devil.'

At the age of fourteen, 'chime-child' Peter Gannet is apprenticed to a locksmith in Covent Garden. But his desperate longing to escape from the insufferable adults around him and go to sea leads him into some dubious undertakings. Before long, the old ship's carpenter's dire prophecy comes true, for in the locksmith's workroom he meets a phantom with an empty sleeve.

Tense and atmospheric, this is a gripping thriller about ghosts, a wall of hands, envy, dishonesty and finally murder!

  • Published: 30 June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448174003
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

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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Praise for The Empty Sleeve

A tale of twin apprentices and foul murder set in the wintry alleys of old London

Guardian

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