The Convicts: The Curse of the Jolly Stone Trilogy, Book I by Iain Lawrence

The Convicts: The Curse of the Jolly Stone Trilogy, Book I

byIain Lawrence

Kobo ebook | January 21, 2009

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After seeing his father hauled off to debtor’s prison, Tom Tin sets out to take revenge on Mr. Goodfellow, the man responsible for his family’s misfortunes. But the fog-filled London streets are teeming with sinister characters. Tom encounters a blind man who scavenges the riverbed for treasure—and wants what Tom digs up; Worms, a body snatcher who reveals a shocking surprise; and a nasty gang of young pickpockets who mistake Tom for someone ominously known as the Smasher. And ultimately, Tom comes up against the cruel hand of the law.

Accused of murder, Tom is given a seven-year sentence. He is to be transported to Van Diemen’s Land with other juvenile convicts. But Tom can’t abide life on the Hulk, the old ship where the boys are temporarily held. He decides to escape. But if he’s to succeed, his luck needs to turn. . . .

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Title:The Convicts: The Curse of the Jolly Stone Trilogy, Book IFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 21, 2009Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307518191

ISBN - 13:9780307518194


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story Iain Lawrence is a talented writer. He can transport the reader right into the time period, which makes the story feel very real. The lives of convicts in England in the 1800's were brutal. Many were poor street children. I was drawn into the book right from the start and now look forward to reading the other two books in this trilogy.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Convicts A some what weird book, but still interesting.
Date published: 2017-07-11