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The Gun-maker's Gift

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9780007273966: The Gun-maker's Gift

When betrayal is second nature, trust is the ultimate gamble. London, 1853. On the banks of the Thames, American entrepreneur Colonel Samuel Colt sets up a state-of-the-art weapons factory, capable of turning out his famous revolvers in their thousands. When Edward Lowry is hired as Colt's secretary, he is amazed by his good luck, but then he starts an affair with a girl from the factory floor, and realises that things are not what they seem. Among Colt's machine operators are a desperate gang from the Devil's Acre, and as guns start to go missing, it becomes clear that there are many with scores to settle and murder in mind.

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Matthew Plampin was born in 1975 and grew up in Essex. He read English and History of Art at the University of Birmingham and then completed a PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. He now lectures on nineteenth-century art and architecture. Matthew's debut novel, The Street Philosopher, was selected for Waterstone's New Voices 2009.

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Praise for THE STREET PHILOSOPHER:`A galloping good story' The Times`Lust, avarice, envy, revenge all play their part in this brilliantly told, well-paced story, which also begs the question, so relevant today, of just how close to action journalists and recorders of war should be allowed' Daily Mail`Plampin's historical research is impressive, as is his command of detail....his true gift of descriptive power'Independent on Sunday

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