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Dodger's Guide to London [Kindle Edition]

Terry Pratchett
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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This digital edition includes the original artwork, has been specially adapted for ebook platforms and is optimized for tablet devices. The hardback edition of Dodger's Guide to London has fully integrated images and text.



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Ladies and Gents, Sir Jack Dodger brings you a most excellent Guide to London!



Did you know . . . ?


If a Victorian couldn’t afford a sweep, they might drop a goose down their chimney to clean it!


A nobby lady’s unmentionables could weigh up to 40lbs!


Parliament had to be suspended during the Great Stink of 1858!



From the wretches of the rookeries to the fancy coves at Buckingham Palace, Dodger will show you every dirty inch of London.



Warning: Includes ’orrible murders, naughty ladies and plenty of geezers!


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"This fascinating guide to Victorian London is crammed with facts and figures, gossip and slang, and all presented in authentic typefaces and illustrated with original etchings. A sheer delight!" (The Good Book Guide)

"A very interesting and informative book." (Guardian Children's Review Team)

"Dodger’s Guide to London is clearly one for the young enquiring mind, who wishes to know more about the real Victorian London, as well as a little of Pratchett’s fictional one . . . the reader is almost guaranteed to come away with something they didn’t know before." (sffworld.com)

"Dodger’s Guide to London would be a delightful introduction for young readers with an interest in history, as Dodger would be an ideal first step into Pratchett’s world. For long time fans and older readers, this is a gorgeous addition to an already fantastic collection." (Geek Planet)

Book Description

All you ever (or never) wanted to know about Victorian London, penned by Jack Dodger.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 25509 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: RHCP Digital (31 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EALFR7Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #96,521 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sir Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at 70 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages.

Sir Terry Pratchett died on 12th March 2015

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Smoke through historian's eyes 6 Dec. 2013
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This is a very good sideways look at the whims and history of every day Londoners (as were) with lots of very entertaining (proper) history thrown in for good measure. You have to cast your mind into the mood to fully appreciate it though. May be not to everyone's taste as we do not all relate to London. Would be very interesting if someone could get hold of stories, anecdotes and history of other cities around the British Isles.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A closer look at Dodger's London 21 Dec. 2013
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Dodger is a pleasant book about sewers in Victorian London, with many leisurely strolls among the flotsam and jetsam that made fortunes for some lucky fellows.
This pretty little picture book collects Punch cartoons and remarks by folks who drifted in and out of the first book. Sort of a vade mecum, if your Way-Back machine is in good nick.
If you enjoyed Dodger, you want this book. It is less obsessed with Poo; Sir Terry appears to have got it out of his system. Gesundheit.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for a Pratchett fan 15 Dec. 2013
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This was bought to keep my daughter's collection of Pratchett up to date. She was delighted and liked the 'take' on London that Pratchett has imagined.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Full of trivia information. 13 Mar. 2014
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This was a Christmas present from my wife, but the amount of facts contained in it must have taken up a lot of research time, a lot !
May not have purchased it myself, but, glad I got it. A mine of information to interest anyone seeking knowledge about London.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dodger! 22 Nov. 2013
Format:Hardcover
Dodger Dodger was a non-discworld book published in 2012.
The story is set "broadly in the first quarter of Queen Victoria's reign", which would be in the years between 1837 and 1853.

For fictional purposes Mr Pratchett had to "tweak" history a little to include Sir Robert Peel.

This is a superb guide to the world of Dodger and that time. Exceptionally well researched.

Katy Scott
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant 2 Mar. 2014
By S. Cook
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Nice companion to Dodger, really pleased that this came out as I kind of missed Dodger when I finished the book.
The usual quality illustrations litter an interesting little addition to the Dodger novel
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new Dickens 25 Feb. 2014
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I was fascinated by the detaills of London life in Dickens day, mch more accessible to me than the Dickens novels, which i found hard going apart, from A tale of Two Cities.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT LITTLE BOOK 16 Dec. 2013
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Interesting reading just great to annoy friends with little known facts. I would recomend this book as an essential companion to Dodger.
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