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The Empty Sleeve

Written by Leon Garfield

The Empty Sleeve Synopsis

'Him what's born on the chime . . . he's the one what'll have communications with the devil.' At the age of fourteen, 'chime-child' Peter Gannet is apprenticed to a locksmith in Covent Garden. But his desperate longing to escape from the insufferable adults around him and go to sea leads him into some dubious undertakings. Before long, the old ship's carpenter's dire prophecy comes true, for in the locksmith's workroom he meets a phantom with an empty sleeve. Tense and atmospheric, this is a gripping thriller about ghosts, a wall of hands, envy, dishonesty and finally murder!

The Empty Sleeve Press Reviews

A tale of twin apprentices and foul murder set in the wintry alleys of old London * Guardian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782950738
Publication date: 29th June 2015
Author: Leon Garfield
Publisher: Red Fox Classics an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 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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