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  • Published: 15 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780552572149
  • Imprint: Yearling
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $18.99

The Adventures of the New Cut Gang

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Two action-packed classic thrillers from one of our best-known authors about a motley group of urchins who form THE NEW CUT GANG and solve puzzling crimes in late Victorian London.

Benny, Thunderbolt, Bridie, Sharky and the Peretti twins are a mixed bunch of vagabonds and urchins who come together to form the New Cut Gang in two comic tales of stolen silver and skulduggery.

Fake coins are turning up all over Lambeth and the finger of suspicion is pointing at Thunderbolt's dad - could he really be the forger? The crime-busting New Cut Gang come to the rescue!

And when just two clues - a blob of wax and a Swedish match - are discovered at the scene of a break-in, the children find themselves on the trail of an extremely cunning criminal.

Set in late Victorian London, these gripping thrillers have now been put together in a single volume - with new illustrations throughout from Horrible Histories illustrator, Martin Brown.

  • Pub date: 15 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780552572149
  • Imprint: Yearling
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $18.99

About the Author

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is one of the most highly respected children's authors writing today. Winner of many prestigious awards, including the Carnegie of Carnegies and the Whitbread Award, Pullman’s epic fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials has been acclaimed as a modern classic. It has sold 17.5 million copies worldwide and been translated into 40 languages. In 2005 he was awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. He lives in Oxford.

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Praise for The Adventures of the New Cut Gang

“Fast, funny - gripping stuff”

The Sunday Times

“Another cracker from Pullman”


“An extraordinary writer”


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