A distraught Johanna Oakley wanders the streets of London seeking news of the missing fiance, Mark Ingestrie. She is befriended by Colonel Jeffrey, who is searching for his lost friend, Thornhill, last seen in Sweeney Todd's Fleet Street barber-shop. Todd's apprentice, Tobias Ragg, is struggling to break free from his terrifying and sadistic master, while the barber himself is frantically trying to sell a string of pearls. Meanwhile, just around the corner in Bell Yard, the enigmatic Jarvis Williams has landed himself a fine job - making the most delicious pies in London, to Mrs Lovett's secret recipe...Originally published as a weekly serial in 1846-7, this chilling tale is available for the first time in book form.
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd