By Jon Mayhew
A truly atmospheric gothic tale from the depths of Victorian London by Jon Mayhew, award-winning author of Mortlock.
Tom Striker is a mud lark, earning a crust foraging on the banks of The Thames for
anything worth selling. When his friend Billy goes missing, and he saves a man
claiming to be Old Father Thames, Tom and his friends are caught up in a battle
between powerful spirits.
This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books
to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.
Jon lives on the Wirral Peninsula with his wife and four children.
He has a whole menagerie of dogs and cats and chickens and tortoises.
His house overlooks the forbidding marshes of the Dee Estuary which
is great for wildlife, spooky mists and wet feet.
He loves writing but also enjoys running and playing the mandolin.
Jon says, 'Running is great because it keeps me fit and I can eat as
many chips as I like without worrying about putting on weight... I think!
My Favourite food, apart from chips, is probably chicken korma, or maybe
mussels or perhaps lasagna or maybe roast lamb...'
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04 Oct 2012
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