Children's 8-12 Leon Garfield John Diamond

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John Diamond

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A Whitbread Award-winning mystery about a young boy lost in Victorian London, pursued by bloodthirsty thieves, desperate to solve the mystery of the man his father wronged

What is the matter with old Mr. Jones? Endless footsteps and low groans can be heard from his room in the dead of night. Only his son William knows the a terrible secret: his father betrayed his business partner Mr. Diamond, and swindled him out of a great fortune. William resolves to go to London, find Mr. Diamond and make amends. But the murky big city, with its sinister characters and treacherous back streets, is no place for a boy of 12. And Mr. Diamond's own son is not the sort of person to forgive and forget. Danger and deceit lie waiting. Exclusive material in the back of the book teaches young readers more about the wonderful author and as well as how to have fun with some Cockney rhyming slang.

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Leon Garfield (1921-1996) was the acclaimed author of more than 30 novels for children and adults, and he scripted Shakespeare: The Animated Tales, which appeared on HBO. His books include including Devil in the Fog, winner of the inaugural Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 1967, and The God Beneath the Sea, winner of the 1970 Carnegie Medal.

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"Narrated with the verve and pace of a picaresque novel, ["John Diamond"] combines a cast of remarkable eccentrics with superb sensory descriptions . . . Richly imagined and audacious in its balance of humor and suspense, the book is as absorbing as it is compelling." -"The Horn Book"

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Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 178 x 110 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. My father, that stern and upright man, was nothing but a swindler and a thief! What is the matter with old Mr Jones? Endless footsteps and low groans can be heard from his room in the dead of night. Only his son William knows the a terrible secret: his father betrayed his business partner Mr Diamond, and swindled him out of a great fortune. William resolves to go to London, find Mr Diamond and make amends. But the murky big city, with its sinister characters and treacherous back streets, is no place for a boy of twelve. And Mr Diamond s own son is not the sort of person to forgive and forget. Danger and deceit lie waiting.Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can find out more about the wonderful author and learn some Cockney rhyming slang! Vintage Children s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099583271

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