Another historical adventure from Chris Hunt
Back in the foggy alleyways of Victorian London, sharp-mannered Willie Smith learns to use his youth and beauty as a means of realising fabulous wealth.
“Maybe this sounds shocking. All I can say is that there were boys younger than me down the coal mines every day of their lives… That’s true immorality, so save your pity and revulsion for that.”
“What Hunt has done is no less than the first of literature: creating myth, in its most powerful form, whose vision enriches us” — John Preston