The House of Cards
A rich and vivid novel of Dickensian London from the award-winning Leon Garfield
In 1847, an orphaned baby is rescued as the sole survivor of a massacre in a Polish village. Many years later a mysterious and disturbed Russian lady turns up unexpectedly at one of Mr Dolly's regular Friday night dinner parties. So begins a search for identity and lost inheritance in the seedy and crowded streets of nineteenth century London.
Praise for The House of Cards
His skill is breathtakingFinancial Times
Always entertaining, he has gifts for acute perception and the telling phrase; though billed as his 'first adult book', this is intricate and dramatic enough to satisfy the most discerning child as wellSunday Telegraph
Mr Garfiend handles the nineteenth century romance with such flair that one is left to wonder if perhaps he has stepped 100 years out of timeThe Scotsman