A Nest of Vipers
Written by Catherine Johnson
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A Nest of Vipers by Catherine Johnson
Cato Hopkins is the youngest member of Mother Hopkins' '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 ...
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A characterful, page-turning drama and a vivid mixture of research and imagination -- Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times
A thoroughly engaging and entirely convincing yarn with a dash of Dickens and more than a hint of historic realism to help drive the thrust of the narrative -- Jake Hope Achuka
Full of adventure and excitement, unexpected plot twists and colourful characters, this book is both entertaining and enlightening Through the Looking Glass Twists and turns, mystery and mayhem together with fascinating details about 18th Century London. I found this a hugely exciting read -- Mary Hooper
This is an exciting read ... It's a good way of illustrating a period in an engaging way, and it does have a happy ending Write Away!
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Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
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