|author:||Eleanor Updale (2003)|
|date read:||16 August 2020|
|rating:||★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆|
Victorian fiction – a thief who gets out of prison and creates a new life for himself, funded by a series of burglaries accessed through the sewers. We follow his attempts to fund and manage his new life as a member of the aristocracy, and avoid detection. (Yes, Joseph Bazalgette is involved.)
It’s fine? I kept reading to find out what happened, but I don’t have a strong attachment to any of the characters, and I wasn’t caught up in events.
It’s been on my shelf for a long time. I’m glad I’ve read it now, but I probably won’t read the sequels.
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