Dodger's Guide to London by Terry Pratchett

Dodger's Guide to London

Written by Terry Pratchett
Illustrated by


Dodger's Guide to London by Terry Pratchett

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Ladies and Gents, Sir Jack Dodger brings you a most excellent Guide to London! Did you know . . . ? If a Victorian couldn't afford a sweep, they might drop a goose down their chimney to clean it! A nobby lady's unmentionables could weigh up to 40lbs! Parliament had to be suspended during the Great Stink of 1858! From the wretches of the rookeries to the fancy coves at Buckingham Palace, Dodger will show you every dirty inch of London. Warning: Includes 'orrible murders, naughty ladies and plenty of geezers!


This fascinating guide to Victorian London is crammed with facts and figures, gossip and slang, and all presented in authentic typefaces and illustrated with original etchings. A sheer delight! * The Good Book Guide * A very interesting and informative book. * Guardian Children's Review Team * Dodger's Guide to London is clearly one for the young enquiring mind, who wishes to know more about the real Victorian London, as well as a little of Pratchett's fictional one . . . the reader is almost guaranteed to come away with something they didn't know before. * * Dodger's Guide to London would be a delightful introduction for young readers with an interest in history, as Dodger would be an ideal first step into Pratchett's world. For long time fans and older readers, this is a gorgeous addition to an already fantastic collection. * Geek Planet *

About the Author

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett (1948 - 2015) was born in 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. He had his first story published when he was just thirteen, and after leaving school at seventeen to become a journalist he continued writing, publishing his first novel, The Carpet People, in 1971 and going on to produce the phenomenally successful Discworld and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad. His first Discworld novel for children, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal.

Terry Pratchett as well as numerous other books, winning many awards and becoming the UK’s bestselling author. He was appointed OBE in 1998.

He died in March 2015 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. You can find out more about his life and work at

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144 pages
Interest Age: From 12 to 17 years


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Doubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

21st November 2013



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