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[PDF / Epub] ⚣ John Diamond ✈ Leon Garfield – Mulberrys-secret.pro 'My father that stern and upright man was nothing but a swindler and a thief'What is the matter with old Mr Jones? Endless footsteps and low groans can be heard from his room in the dead of night Only'My father that stern and upright man was nothing but a swindler and a thief'What is the matter with old Mr Jones? Endless footsteps and low groans can be heard from his room in the dead of night Only his son William knows the a terrible secret his father betrayed his business partner Mr Diamond and swindled him out of a great fortune William resolves t.

O go to London find Mr Diamond and make amends But the murky big city with its sinister characters and treacherous back streets is no place for a boy of twelve And Mr Diamond's own son is not the sort of person to forgive and forget Danger and deceit lie waitingIncludes exclusive material In the Backstory you can find out about the wonderful author and.

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Paperback Ö John Diamond PDF Ç Vivien Alcock then an ambulance driver who would go on to become his second wife in 1948 and a well known children's author She would also greatly influence Garfield's writing giving him suggestions for his writing including the original idea for Smith After the war Garfield worked as a biochemical laboratory technician at the Whittington Hospital in Islington writing in his spare time until the 1960s when he was successful enough to write full time In 1964 the couple adopted a baby girl called Jane after Jane Austen a favourite writer of both parentsGarfield wrote his first book the pirate novel Jack Holborn for adult readers but a Constable Co editor saw its potential as a children's novel and persuaded him to adapt it for a younger audience In that form it was published by Constable in 1964 His second book Devil in the Fog 1966 won the first annual Guardian Prize and was serialised for television as were several later works below Devil was the first of several historical adventure novels typically set late in the eighteenth century and featuring a character of humble origins in this case a boy from a family of traveling actors pushed into the midst of a threatening intrigue Another was Smith 1967 with the eponymous hero a young pickpocket accepted into a wealthy household it won the Phoenix Award in 1987 Yet another was Black Jack 1968 in which a young apprentice is forced by accident and his conscience to accompany a murderous criminalIn 1970 Garfield's work started to move in new directions with The God Beneath the Sea a re telling of numerous Greek myths in one narrative written by Garfield and Edward Blishen and illustrated by Charles Keeping It won the annual Carnegie Medal for British children's books Garfield Blishen and Keeping collaborated again on a sequel The Golden Shadow 1973 The Drummer Boy 1970 was another adventure story but concerned with a central moral problem and apparently aimed at somewhat older readers a trend continued in The Prisoners of September 1975 republished in 1989 by Lions Tracks under the title Revolution The Pleasure Garden 1976 and The Confidence Man 1978 The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris 1972 was a black comedy in which two boys decide to test the plausibility of Romulus and Remus using one of the boys' baby sister Most notable at the time was a series of linked long short stories about apprentices published separately between 1976 and 1978 and then as a collection The Apprentices The adult themed books of the mid 1970s met with a mixed reception and Garfield returned to the model of his earlier books with John Diamond which won a Whitbread Award in 1980 and The December Rose 1986 In 1980 he also wrote an ending for The Mystery of Edwin Drood unfinished at the 1870 death of Dickens an author who had been a major influence on Garfield's own styleHe was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1985 On 2 June 1996 he died of cancer at the Whittington Hospital where he had once worked

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  1. Anna Kļaviņa Anna Kļaviņa says:

    Paperback Ö John Diamond PDF Ç john download, diamond pdf, John Diamond PDF/EPUBAn atmospheric historical mysteryadventure


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    Paperback Ö John Diamond PDF Ç john download, diamond pdf, John Diamond PDF/EPUB35 stars I quite liked the atmosphere rather Poe meets Dickens and the actual prose a higher level of writing than you get with many current kid novels though the plot frequently dragged hence the middling rating The characters surrounding William were gener


  3. Kirsty Kirsty says:

    Paperback Ö John Diamond PDF Ç john download, diamond pdf, John Diamond PDF/EPUBLeon Garfield’s John Diamond which was first published in 1980has been reissued in a lovely new edition as part of the Vintage Children’s Classics range Peter Williamson’s cover design is marvellous and it fits wonderfully with the darkness of the story Vintage have recommended that the book is suitable for everyone over the age of nine and upon reading it


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    Paperback Ö John Diamond PDF Ç john download, diamond pdf, John Diamond PDF/EPUBWhy have I not heard of Leon Garfield until now? Wonderful storyteller Vivid descriptions and plot twists This was one of the most enjoyable adventure tales I've ever read I must read by this author


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    Paperback Ö John Diamond PDF Ç john download, diamond pdf, John Diamond PDF/EPUBI first heard about Leon Garfield in an essay by Philip Pullman John Diamond is a forgotten classic A brilliantly written tale told with a jaunty crooked good humor Can’t wait to read by the author


  6. Jack Bates Jack Bates says:

    Paperback Ö John Diamond PDF Ç john download, diamond pdf, John Diamond PDF/EPUBI haven't read a Leon Garfield book for years and I'd never read this one before but it had the usual terrifying grimness and perfectly conjured Dickensian London of scary urchins grasping lawyers and inpenetrable fog Good stuff


  7. Hannah K Hannah K says:

    Paperback Ö John Diamond PDF Ç john download, diamond pdf, John Diamond PDF/EPUBNot as good as the first Garfield book I read Smith The plot was simple and the protagonistnarrator was boring and kind of a pushover


  8. Adam Stevenson Adam Stevenson says:

    Paperback Ö John Diamond PDF Ç john download, diamond pdf, John Diamond PDF/EPUBThe weakest of the Leon Garfield books I have read this monthHis protagonists have all been a little see through compared to his other characters but William Jones is particularly ineffectual What's he is narrow a little cruel and extremely stupid I didn't like him very much at all Unusually the book was narrated by William in a very self conscious way There was plenty of direct addressing to the audience and intimation of what was to come it made the book seem a little tawdryAlso the usually sparking squibs the other books have been peppered with fell flat Partly this was because of the direct narration and partly it was because they were like dad jokes than proper jokes There was one part where William narrated that someone threw a bucket of water at him then clarifies t


  9. Kathy Burford Kathy Burford says:

    Paperback Ö John Diamond PDF Ç john download, diamond pdf, John Diamond PDF/EPUBAs usual Leon Garfield succeeds in producing an ominous and suspenseful atmosphere laced with humor The story is set in the eighteenth century but has a Dickensian tone The first person narrator twelve year old William Smith listens to footsteps from his father’s room every night that keep him awake One night the footsteps stop and he learns his father’s dark secret He sets off to London in search of John Diamond the alternate title of the book There he is baffled by an onslaught of odd and sometimes frightening characters Garfi


  10. Diane Diane says:

    Paperback Ö John Diamond PDF Ç john download, diamond pdf, John Diamond PDF/EPUBWilliam's father dying gives him his watch and confesses to thievery and scandal This sends William to the heart of London in search of his father's swindled partner He encounters Mr Seed a dwarf a band of murderous boys and treacheryGreat plot twists wonderful figurative language and dramatic foreshadowing makes this a fabulous read


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