Dodger Down Under - The Further Adventures of the Artful Dodger
London 1827. Jack Dawkins, the Artful Dodger, is sentenced to transportation to Australia as a common thief. But Dodger certainly isn't common and sees transportation as the start of just another 'artful' adventure.
Abel Magwitch, convict cricketers, sadistic officers, a heroic pugilist and a smattering of girls of easy virtue accompany Dodger on a journey of action, adventure and discovery.
This meticulously researched novel will appeal to Dickens aficionados and the general reader alike. Micawber, Nell, Peggotty, the villainous Monks, and Dickens himself are all beautifully woven into the dramatic events of Dodger - Down Under.
“A right ripping yarn. Mr Weston writes ‘trippingly off the tongue’.”
“I have always thought the Artful Dodger’s story needed telling and now David Weston has told it, in a wonderfully engaging way.”