31. July 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Tammy

Dodger by Terry Pratchett, 360 pages, read by Tammy, on 07/20/2013

A scruffy lad sees a girl leap desperately from a horse-drawn carriage in an attempt to escape her captors. Can the lad stand by and let her be caught? Of course not 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 with 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. dodger

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