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The Apprentices

The Apprentices
 

Life in eighteenth-century London was hard and especially so for the city's apprentices. For seven long years they struggled for their livelihoods among the fetid houses and sinister quays of old London. This title follows them round the year, through the dark, cold winter nights... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781782950639
Barcode 9781782950639
Published 30 October 2013 by Random House
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Garfield, Leon
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ISBN-13 9781782950639
ISBN-10 178295063X
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Random House
Imprint Red Fox Classics
Publication Date 30 October 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Garfield, Leon
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Adventure Stories
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 430
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight 309g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 451082

Description of this Book

Life in eighteenth-century London was hard and especially so for the city's apprentices. For seven long years they struggled for their livelihoods among the fetid houses and sinister quays of old London. But despite their hardships there was hope and even fun. This compelling story-cycle follows them round the year, through the dark, cold winter nights to midsummer in the city, The lamplighter, the pawnbroker, the midwife or the clockmaker, their stories interweave delightfully to paint a colourful picture of life in London 200 years ago.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Garfield at his absolute best Observer

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Author's Bio

Leon Garfield was born in Brighton in 1921. He was the acclaimed author of more than thirty novels for children and adults including Devil in the Fog, winner of the inaugural Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 1967, The God Beneath the Sea, winner of the 1970 Carnegie Medal, and John Diamond, winner of the 1980 Whitbread literary award. He was also elected a member of the Royal Society of Literature. He died in 1996.

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