When a petty thief falls though a glass roof in his attempt to escape from the police, what should have been the death of him marks the beginning of a while new life. After his broken body is reconstructed by an ambitious young doctor, he is released from prison, and–with the help of Victorian London’s extensive sewer system–he becomes the most elusive burglar in the city. He adopts a dual existence as a respectable, wealthy gentleman named Montmorency, and his degenerate servant Scarper. But Montmorency must always be on guard. The smallest mistake could reveal his secret and ruin both his lives.
From the Cassette edition.
About Eleanor Updale
ELEANOR UPDALE has been writing books since the turn of the century, including the Montmorency series, which has won awards on both sides of the Atlantic. She worked in radio and television, mainly on British news programs including The World… More about Eleanor Updale