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A novel idea for a novel!,
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This review is from: The Spire Chronicle (Kindle Edition)
I thought this book was so clever, and loved the Dickensian style in which it's written, not least of all the hilarious character names! It's a very funny story, and reminded me more than once of Jerome K Jerome's 'Three Men In A Boat', which is one of my all time favourite novels. It's obviously very well researched, and I think it would appeal to all lovers of Dickens. I couldn't help liking the scoundrel Ralph, as I think is the intention. The book varies in pace, picking up nicely at the end ~ but I won't say any more than that (spoilers!). Suffice to say it's a sort of crazy adventure, with ghastly circumstance after bad luck after accidental murder, but with happy escapes, too.
A very unusual and entertaining book ~