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Artful

Martin Lake

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In the squalid back streets of 1830s London a small boy is groomed for a life of crime. His astonishing skill as a pick-pocket earns him a new name, the Artful Dodger.But even the most accomplished of thieves can get caught. The Artful Dodger isMoreIn the squalid back streets of 1830s London a small boy is groomed for a life of crime. His astonishing skill as a pick-pocket earns him a new name, the Artful Dodger.But even the most accomplished of thieves can get caught. The Artful Dodger is thrown into prison and sentenced to be transported to Australia.A victim of persecution on board the transport ship Dodger eventually gets the better of his tormentors, or so he believes. Tyrannised by a new master he experiences all that New South Wales can throw at him, first the struggle to survive in the outback and then a disconcerting new life in Sydney.It is there that he discovers there are better ways to get rich than by picking pockets. He returns to England and looks forward to a pleasant and profitable life.But will his past come back to haunt him?