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When young Ned Farrier is committed to the Shadwell Workhouse, he is thrust into a regime of harsh punishment and corruption orchestrated by the local Beadle, who has spent years enriching himself at the expense of widows and orphans, making several enemies in the process. Beadle Hewlett has earmarked Ned and his friends George and Ben as prime recruits for his unsavoury t ...more
Kindle Edition, 366 pages
Published June 28th 2016 by IndieGo Publishing LLC
(first published July 31st 2015)
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Sep 06, 2015 Janet Angelo INDIEGO Publishing rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Step into the gritty streets of London's East End in the 1830s as three boys resist the system that would confine them to a life of misery in the workhouse. Just when they think they've made it to freedom, an underground scheme run by the Beadle and his cronies nearly destroys them. Limehouse Boys by Patrick G. Cox is a thrilling tale of hardship, criminal activity, determination and courage, and an exceptional work of authentic 19th century British historical fiction. Janet Angelo of IndieGo Pu ...more
Nov 25, 2018 Nicole O'Connor rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Male readers, and to people who understand UK dialogue.
Limehouse Boys is a story about three lads named Ned, Ben and George who land up in an 1830s workhouse in England. As the story unravels, it is told in old-fashioned English dialogue that was native to the lower classes at that time. The Beadle, (a kind of church officer) is a cruel and corrupt man. Many children in his care were abused, used as child-labourers and some were sold off into prostitution. This fast-paced tale is based on terrible historical miss-management of workhouses that occurr ...more
Patrick Gray Cox has had a long fascination with the sea and ships, as well as the world of science fiction and space travel. Born in Cape Town and educated at Selborne College in East London, South Africa, Patrick is a published technical author and lecturer, and a retired firefighter after thirty-six years of soot, heat, blood, sweat, and laughter. He is a Licensed Minister in the Church of Engl ...more