The Good Thieves: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)
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The Good Thieves: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)

The Good Thieves: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 13/06/2019
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Bestselling author and Waterstones favourite Katherine Rundell returns with another exquisitely crafted story about resourceful children let loose in a beautifully rendered locale. The setting is prohibition-era New York and our hero is Vita, determined to claim back her grandfather’s home from the clutches of the mafia. Good old fashioned storytelling that feels as fresh as a daisy

Exclusive Edition with Katherine Rundell’s writing on her inspiration for the book.

Vita set her jaw, and nodded at New York City in greeting, as a boxer greets an opponent before a fight.

Fresh off the boat from England, Vita Marlowe has a job to do. Her beloved grandfather Jack has been cheated out of his home and possessions by a notorious conman with Mafia connections. Seeing Jack's spirit is broken, Vita is desperate to make him happy again, so she devises a plan to outwit his enemies and recover his home. She finds a young pickpocket, working the streets of the city. And, nearby, two boys with highly unusual skills and secrets of their own are about to be pulled into her lawless, death-defying plan. Katherine Rundell's fifth novel is a heist as never seen before - the story of a group of children who will do anything to right a wrong.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526615701
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An irresistible journey… every inch of it is a delight.' - The Sunday Times

'An amazing adventure story, told with sparkling style and sleight of hand.' - Jacqueline Wilson 

'The Good Thieves is a story-telling spectacle - it glitters with adventure, family, friendship, and an irresistible sprinkling of impossibility.' - Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island 

'A new Katherine Rundell book is always an event, but this is another triumph and then some. A wickedly exciting heist with heart, I can but marvel at this new delight from one of my favourite storytellers ever.' - Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink & Stars 

'I love the way Katherine puts Impossible on hold while she tells her wild, warm, shimmering stories.' - Hilary McKay, author of The Skylarks' War

'Rundell is now unarguably in the first rank.' - Philip Pullman on The Explorer

'Rundell is a class act.' - The Times

'One of our most talented writers for children.' - Observer

'I cannot imagine the child who wouldn't be delighted by it.' - Independent on The Explorer

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