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Галерея восковых фигур: Галерея восковых фигур и Бал газопроводчиков (The New Cut Gang #1)

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The New Cut Gang is a group of urchins ranging from 6-year-old Sharkey Bob to 13-year-old Bridie Malone. They inhabit the streets around Lambeth Walk and the New Cut. In 1892, it is a place full of gangsters, bookies, pickpockets, swindlers, horse thieves and the occasional tentative policeman.
Published 2005 by Rosmen Press (first published September 26th 1994)
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Siddharth
Read in May 2014, Singapore

Enid Blyton-ian in its setting, Richmal Crompton-ish in its characters, and with just a whiff of P.G. Wodehouse in its plot, this book, set in 1894, is a beautiful nostalgia trip!

My first taste of Philip Pullman, and I'm hungry for more.
Sarah
This is a joint review for both books in the New Cut Gang series by Philip Pullman

In Thunderbolt's Waxwork we are introduced to the New Cut gang, a rag tag group of mischievous children who want to be detectives. In their first "case" they are determined to track down the person behind a spate of counterfeit coins doing the rounds in Lambeth. Thunderbolt's dad has been arrested but they are sure it couldn't be him who was making the coins - can they find a way to prove it and have him released f
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Michael McEvoy
This was definitely a children's book for a younger audience than "Northern Lights" - in fact it's almost hard to believe it was written by the same author. I did enjoy it, especially the adult references that were thrown in there.
Neil
The first of Philip Pullman's two late 19th century set children's novels, likeable and easy going, but there's little to suggest Pullman would be capable of writing "His Dark Materials." A group of kids are on the trail of crooks passing counterfeit coins.
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In 1946, acclaimed author Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England, into a Protestant family. Although his beloved grandfather was an Anglican priest, Pullman became an atheist in his teenage years. He graduated from Exeter College in Oxford with a degree in English, and spent 23 years as a teacher while working on publishing 13 books and numerous short stories. Pullman has received many awards ...more
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