John Diamond

John DiamondTwelve-year-old William Jones cannot stop hearing his father’s footsteps and sighs at night. When William learns that his father is troubled because he swindled his old business partner, Mr. Diamond, he promises to himself that he will travel to London to rectify his father’s wrongs. He quickly realizes that London is an eerie city full of danger, death, and betrayal. The author’s gothic writing is reminiscent of Charles Dickens’s works. Middle-grade readers who are fans of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events will devour this mystery novel. ema
Title: John Diamond
Author: Leon Garfield (1921-1996)
: Isobel Lundie
: Random House
: 2014
Original Language
: English
Original Title
: John Diamond
Original Publisher
: Kestrel Books
Original Copyright: 1980
Paperback pages: 256
Age range
: 9-11
: Historical Fiction
Book setting
: Victorian London
Author’s ethnicity
: English
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: English
Illustrator’s residence
: London
:1980 Whitbread Prize for Children’s Novel
Subjects: Creepy, Death, Detective stories, Mystery, Scary stories

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