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Joe Rat By Mark Barratt

Joe Rat by Mark Barratt

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Summary

Set in underbelly of Victorian London's East End, this book follows life of a tosher, Joe, who lives by scavenging in the sewers around the area of Whitechapel. It is a tale of survival in a society which fosters neither friendship nor trust. But Joe comes to know both after a encounter with a girl, Bess, and 'madman' who inhabits Pound's Field.

Joe Rat Summary

Joe Rat by Mark Barratt

Set in the underbelly of Victorian London's East End, "Joe Rat" follows the fortunes of a tosher, Joe, who lives by scavenging in the sewers around the area of Whitechapel. It's a fast-paced and vivid tale of survival in a society which fosters neither friendship nor trust. But Joe comes to know both after a chance encounter with a runaway girl, Bess, and the 'madman' who inhabits Pound's Field. With gangs lurking round every corner and a life spent in the rat-infested tunnels below the streets, Joe needs more than a prime piece of tosh to change his fortunes.

Joe Rat Reviews

"Gritty, flawed characters, propulsive plot and brooding atmosphere yield a gripping mash-up of Dickensian tropes with an Adam Rapp-like concern for throwaway children. A chilling mystery that will haunt readers long after the final page" Kirkus 20090930 "A vivid and atmospheric story, with graphic descriptions of steaming sewers, that incorporates mystery with Dickensian overtones" -- Jennifer Taylor The Bookseller "This exciting 'Dickensian' story has echos of Coram Boy ... Keen readers over 10 who enjoy historical novels will definitely appreciate this one" -- Alison Maxwell-Cox The School Librarian 20080401 "This is a great book, full of mystery and the horror of Victorian low-life" Independent 20080817 "This is such a superb book" The Irish Times 20080531

About Mark Barratt

Mark Barratt was born and bred in London and lives with his wife and three children on a leafy hill not far from the Thames. In a highly varied working career he has been an actor, theatre director, writer and teacher, while always spending as much time as possible fishing. His script for the audio play The Wizard's Spell won a prize for Best Entertainment at the New York Festival in 1994.

Additional information

GOR002045448
9781862302181
1862302189
Joe Rat by Mark Barratt
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Random House Children's UK
2008-03-13
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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