Dodger Down Under Paperback – 15 May 2013
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About the Author
David Weston was born in London and educated at Alleyn’s School Dulwich where he was taught by Michael Croft and became a founder-member of the National Youth Theatre. After National Service, where he was commissioned in the Royal Artillery, he won a scholarship to RADA. He has been a working actor for more than fifty years, doing everything from starring in Hollywood films, many seasons at the RSC and the National, appearing in twenty nine of Shakespeare’s plays – to Eastenders and Doctor Who. His first book, Covering McKellen, described as ‘Hugely enjoyable’ by the Daily Telegraph and ‘Salty, evocative and informative’ by the Daily Mail, won the Theatre Book of the Year Prize for 2011. Dodger - Down Under, his first novel, follows the adventures of Jack Dawkins, aka the Artful Dodger, following his transportation to Australia. David lives in Pimlico with his wife and dotes on four grandchildren, a cocker spaniel and Chelsea FC.
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Good read. Orthentic description of early 19th century London.Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
From the first page you are back in the Victorian world of Dickens, and thence transported to the world of the convict in the new world. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great romp through Victorian London and Penal Australia. I found it as enjoyable as the Flashman novels and it was similar in that although a work of fiction it included historical... Read morePublished on 6 May 2014 by j lott
This book is brilliant - as an avid Charles Dickens fan, it was great to see some of his characters from his books
popping up. Read more
I think my title says it all... stumbled across the book by chance... very clever the way Weston uses and weaves characters from Dickens into his story. Read morePublished on 14 Aug. 2013 by A. C. Noble
As a Dickens fan I liked the idea of bringing together characters from different novels. It was an easy and enjoyable read and difficult to put down. More of the same please.Published on 20 July 2013 by A. A.
This is a great idea for a novel: what happened to the Dodger after Oliver Twist. But it's also a very good book. Read morePublished on 16 July 2013 by J. M. Levine