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The December Rose

Written by Leon Garfield

The December Rose Synopsis

Secrets whispered up a chimney, a golden locket with a broken chain, murder in the streets of London - and suddenly young Barnacle is plunged into a terrifying mystery. The December Rose is a thrilling tale of deceit, espionage and murder set in the teeming, colourful Victorian London.

The Good Book Guide Review

Fast-moving, melodramatic book of the TV serial - about Barnacle, the sweep's boy in Dickensian London, who hears more than he should (from up the chimney), grabs a locket (in self-defence), then finds himself, as its owner, at the centre of dastardly intrigue.

The December Rose Press Reviews

Not only a swift thriller . . . but a rich comedy . . . and great fun * Guardian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782950721
Publication date: 27th April 2015
Author: Leon Garfield
Publisher: Red Fox Classics an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 288 pages

About Leon Garfield

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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