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  • Published: 31 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448174058
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

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.

  • Published: 31 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448174058
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

About the author

Leon Garfield

Leon Garfield was born in Brighton in 1921. He was the acclaimed author of more than thirty novels for children and adults including Devil in the Fog, winner of the inaugural Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 1967, The God Beneath the Sea, winner of the 1970 Carnegie Medal, and John Diamond, winner of the 1980 Whitbread literary award. He was also elected a member of the Royal Society of Literature. He died in 1996.

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Praise for The House of Cards

His skill is breathtaking

Financial 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 well

Sunday 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 time

The Scotsman

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