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Dirty, dangerous London – that’s where Tom is heading. Running for his life, pursued by the murderous Ratsey, with a mob of vicious criminals hot on his heels! He needs a miracle – and when he meets Moll Cutpurse, a young pickpocket, it seems that he’s found one. With Moll’s support, Tom decides to try a new life as an actor. But no parts are available in Will Shakespeare’s new play at the Rose Theatre. So Tom accepts a mysterious role in Dr Mobius’s production of The Devil and his Boy, due to be performed before the Queen. Little does he know that he’s about to be caught up in a plot involving political intrigue, treason and murder… A brilliant tale of danger set in the dark streets of Elizabethan London.

“A cracking historical adventure… Thrilling.” TES

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781406348774

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Anthony Horowitz

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Anthony Horowitz started writing because he wanted to be like Tintin. He has now travelled to all the places that Tintin has been – apart from the moon!

His Alex Rider series is one of the most popular children’s book series ever, and the first Alex Rider book, Stormbreaker, became a major Hollywood film. In 2003, Anthony won the Red House Children’s Book Award (voted for by children) for Skeleton Key.

He is also the author of the highly acclaimed Diamond Brothers detective stories, as well as the bestselling The Power of Five books, which were inspired by a simple thought. “Isn’t it more exciting to imagine these great battles with all their magic and mystery happening in the very high street where you live, just out of the corner of your eye?”

Anthony lives in central London with his wife Jill Green, a TV producer, and their sons Nicholas and Cassian. His whole family gets involved in his writing. Jill has produced several of Anthony’s scripts, including the drama serial Foyle’s War, which won the Lew Grade Audience Award in 2003. His son Cassian is already a seasoned actor, having appeared in three of his shows, and Nicholas, his oldest son, has helped Anthony to research the Alex Rider books by trying his hand at everything from scuba-diving to snowboarding and surfing!

In 2013, Anthony was awarded an OBE for services to literature..

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    AngelofDeath
    on 8 March 2014

    It’s historical fiction, the first ever book of anthony Horowitz i read; it was a bit boring though