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Tom-All-Alone's by Lynn Shepherd

Tom-All-Alone's by Lynn Shepherd

Author:  Lynn Shepherd

ISBN:  9781780331669

Weight:  990g

Lined, dated and signed first edition, first printing



1 available, prompt dispatch

Our price:  £19.95

Tom-All-Alone’s – Lynn Shepherd

London, 1850.  Fog in the air and filth in the streets, from the rat-infested graveyard of Tom-All-Alone’s to the elegant chambers in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, where the lawyer Edward Tulkinghorn has powerful clients to protect, and a deadly secret he will stop at nothing to conceal.  Only that secret is now under threat from an unseen adversary – one who must be tracked down at all costs, before it’s too late.

Who better for such a task than Charles Maddox?  Unfairly dismissed from the Metropolitan Police, Charles is struggling to establish himself as a private detective.  Only business is slow and his one case a dead end, so when Tulkinghorn offers a handsome price for an apparently simple job Charles is unable to resist.  But nothing, as he soon finds out, is what it seems…

Inspired by Charles Dickens’ masterpiece Bleak House, this novel is a gripping murder mystery set in a grim London underworld Dickens could only hint at – a world where girls of ten work as prostitutes, unwanted babies are ruthlessly disposed of, and those who pose a threat to great men are eliminated without remorse.

A brilliant and sinister re-make of Bleak House exposing the vicious underworld of Victorian London.  Totally gripping.

John Carey, literary critic

Bibliographic Data
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Edition features:This is a book designed and printed to a very high standard and features beautiful pictorial boards.
Book features:Black boards illustrated with a mainly white design; silver highlights for the book’s title, author and some parts of the motif.
Overall condition:Very Fine
Signed:Yes – on the title page
Lined:Yes – “Tulkinghorn is the Daedalus of this labyrinth, and no-one understands its secrets better than the man who made it”
Dated:Yes – 21/3/12
Book Stats
Publisher:Constable & Robinson
Publication date:
ISBN 13:9781780331669
ISBN 10:1780331665
Format:Hardcover (no dust jacket)
H x W x D:223 x 140 x 28mm
Design Credits
Cover design:Leo Nickolls

Collectors Notes

  • Tom-All-Alone’s is inspired by Charles Dickens’ masterpiece Bleak House.
  • For more information, you might like to visit Lynn Shepherd’s website.  This is a rich source of info on her life, books and future projects.

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