• "Chris Riddell's spindly spidery illustrations . . . capture perfectly the eccentric ebullient nature of the book . . . Quite graphic in its violence, this one will be relished by boys of nine and up"

    Philip Womack, Literary Review
  • "It is a page-turning adventure, written with gusto and inventiveness"

    The Sunday Times
  • "Thrilling and often downright frightening"

    Through the Looking Glass
  • "The spine felt a definite tingle, but the stomach never lurched . . . the writing is superb. It delivers a period feel without ever descending into pastiche. Highly recommended"
  • "Don't miss this Dickensian thriller!"

    Kraze Club

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