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by Terry Pratchett

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Published: 2012

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From UK edition: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 . . .From US edition:He’s cunning. He’s artful. He’s Terry Pratchett’s DODGER.A
storm. Rain-lashed city streets. A flash of lightning. A scruffy lad
sees a girl leap desperately from a horse-drawn carriage in a vain
attempt to escape her captors. Can the lad stand by and let her be
caught again? Of course not, because he’s … Dodger.Seventeen-year-old
Dodger may be a street urchin, but he gleans a living from London’s
sewers, and he knows a jewel when he sees one. He’s not about to let
anything happen to the unknown girl—not even if her fate impacts some of
the most powerful people in England.From Dodger’s encounter with
the mad barber Sweeney Todd to his meetings with the great writer
Charles Dickens and the calculating politician Benjamin Disraeli,
history and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking account of adventure
and mystery.Beloved and bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett
combines high comedy with deep wisdom in this tale of an unexpected
coming-of-age and one remarkable boy’s rise in a complex and fascinating
world. Review“Superb.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review) )“Masterful. Unexpected, drily funny and full of the pathos and wonder of life: Don’t miss it.” (Kirkus Reviews )PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF TERRY PRATCHETT:“Exuberant and irresistible.” (Washington Post )“Fun and fantastic and thoughtful.” (Chicago Tribune )“Passionately wise, spectacularly hilarious, and surpassingly humane.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review) )“Moving and highly satisfactory.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review) )“Pratchett combines gut-busting humor and genuine poignancy.” (School Library Journal (starred review) )“Thrilling, humorous, moving, and most wise.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review) ) About the AuthorTERRY PRATCHETT created the Discworld series in 1983, when The Colour of Magic was published. I Shall Wear Midnight will be the 38th Discworld novel. His books have been translated into 37 languages and have sold over 65 million units worldwide. Terry Pratchett was knighted for services to literature in 2009. His tireless campaigns to raise awareness of Alzheimer's and assisted dying have further raised the public profile of this much-loved writer.

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