Bayard, Louis Mr. Timothy (P.S.)

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Mr. Timothy (P.S.)

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In Louis Bayard's brilliantly imagined novel, Tiny Tim of 'Christmas Carol' fame has cast his crutches aside. Determined to cut his financial ties to his Uncle Ebenezer, he now spends his nights dredging the Thames for dead bodies and the treasure hidden in their pockets. One day, he comes across a girl's body, branded with a mysterious 'G'. Then he finds another girl with a similar brand - but she is still alive. Determined to protect Philomela and get to the bottom of the mystery, Tim embarks on an astonishing adventure...

With wonderful characters, a compelling plot and the vivid atmosphere of Victorian London, this page-turner is gripping from beginning to end.

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With a cast of unforgettable characters and a compelling plot ... Mr Timothy is a triumph. ( Yrokshire Evening Post)

Vigorous, well imagined and thoroughly entertaining. Louis Bayard can write up a storm ( Literary Review)

A darkly enchanting historical thriller ( Amazon.com)

A vividly imagined historical thriller ( Elle)

Louis Bayard's MR. TIMOTHY proves once again that John Murray's new fiction it can do no wrong ( The Bookseller)

Dazzling... soaring language, memorable characters, splendidly atmospheric settings ( People magazine)

Bayard packs his novel with detail, grotesques and plenty of fog and hansom cabs ... it scores full marks for atmosphere. ( Publishing News)

One of the coolest books of the year ( James Frey)

Fabulous... shimmering... one truly engaging book ( Entertainment Weekly)

Gripping page-turner ... A memorable thriller ( New Woman)

With its linguistic razzle-dazzle, Mr Timothy is a mock-Victorian tour de force - a shilling shocker that touches the heart and makes it race ( Wall Street Journal)

Inventive and amusing ( New York Times)

Vigorous, well imagined and thoroughly entertaining, Louis Bayard can write up a storm ( Literary Review)

'An historical crime novel ....taking his cue from Dickens, Bayard packs his novel with detail, grotesques and plenty of fog'. ( Publishing News)

Highly atmospheric, splendid stuff. ( The Bookseller)

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A dazzling Dickensian thriller set in the underworld in the company of a grown-up 'Tiny' Timothy Cratchit ...

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