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Very Unusual Pursuit, A: 1 City of Orphans Trilogy


Very Unusual Pursuit, A: 1 City of Orphans Trilogy

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Title: Very Unusual Pursuit, A: 1 City of Orphans Trilogy
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Imprint: ALLEN & UNWIN
Price: $15.00
Publishing status: Active

Staff Pick:
A 3-part adventure series set in 1870s London. Atmospheric, sometimes chilling; this is a world where science clashes with superstition and monsters lurk in chimneys. Award-winning author. – Mandy

: ‘A bogle’s a bogle. I don’t care what it looks like, long as I can kill it.’ Monsters have been bothering Londoners for centuries, and the only solution is to call in the experts. Alfred Bunce, the bogler, has a ten-year-old apprentice, Birdie McAdam. With her beautiful voice and dainty appearance, Birdie is the bait that draws bogles from their lairs so that Alfred can kill them. Then one life-changing day, they’re approached by two very different women. Sarah Pickles runs a local gang of young pickpockets – three of whom have disappeared in unsettling circumstances. Edith Eames is an educated lady who’s studying the mythical beasts of English folklore. Birdie soon realises that her very livelihood is under threat, as Miss Eames tries to persuade Alfred that there must be a more ‘scientific’ way of killing bogles. But only with Miss Eames’s help can Birdie and her master hope to save the children, defeat the treacherous Doctor Morton, and vanquish a terrifying and deadly bogle…

Series: City of Orphans Trilogy
ISBN: 9781743313060
Dimension: 199mm X 129mm
Pages: 360

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Dimensions 199 × 129 mm