The Lost Boys of Mr Dickens: How the British Empire turned artful dodgers into child killers (Paperback)

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As engrossing as a novel, this story of the death of childhood in the cradle of the world's mightiest empire, and the atmospheric tale of crime and punishment leading to a sensational murder trial is from another time but implicitly raises questions which remain with us today.

Steve Harris' book brings to life a most bizarre social experiment and all its grotesqueness in engrossing form. It's a very human, dramatic and authentic tale, written so comprehensively that it is a service to Australian and British readers. - Tom Keneally, winner of the Booker Prize and Miles Franklin Award

History as suspenseful, vividly portrayed, affecting and moving as the best films and fiction. - Robert Drewe, award-winning author

Steve Harris skilfully portrays one of the most sobering and saddest stories in Australian history. - Professor Geoffrey Blainey, AC

Product Details
ISBN: 9781925556988
ISBN-10: 1925556980
Publisher: Melbourne Books
Publication Date: August 12th, 2019
Pages: 256
Language: English