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A nest of vipers

By: Johnson, Catherine

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Part of the A puffin book series
0241514878 / 9780241514870
Paperback
05/08/2021
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United Kingdom
20 cm 225 pages
Children / Juvenile  Learn More
Quiz No: 214772, Points 7.00, Book Level 5.20,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: London: Corgi, 2008.

'Characterful, page-turning drama and a vivid mixture of research and imagination' - The Sunday Times A gripping tale of a group of larger-than-life con artists who roam the streets of eighteenth-century London. Cato Hopkins is the youngest member of Mother Hopkins's 'family' - a group of skilled fraudsters and pickpockets.

There's Addy, who can become a very convincing boy when she needs to; the beautiful Bella, who can charm any rich young man out of his fortune; Sam, an escaped slave and Cato himself, a young boy, who Mother Hopkins has taught everything she knows. But old age is slowing Mother Hopkins down, and she wants to carry out one last con, a con to outdo all the cons that have gone before. And so the gang set about bringing ruin upon Captain Walker, a proud and cruel slave captain, who deserves to be taught a lesson or two .

BIC:

5AK Interest age: from c 9 years, YFC Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), YFT Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)

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