Raising Steam

It’s all change for Moist von Lipwig, swindler, conman, and (naturally) head of the Royal Bank and Post Office.
A steaming, clanging new invention, driven by Dick Simnel, the man with t’flat cap and t’sliding rule, is drawing astonished crowds – including a few particularly keen young men armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear – and suddenly it’s a matter of national importance that the trains run on time.

Moist does not enjoy hard work. His . . .vital input at the bank and post office consists mainly of words, which are not that heavy. Or greasy. And it certainly doesn’t involve rickety bridges, runaway cheeses or a fat controller with knuckledusters. What he does enjoy is being alive, which may not be a perk of running the new railway. Because, of course, some people have OBJECTIONS, and they’ll go to extremes to stop locomotion in its tracks.

  • Nakladatel:
    Transworld Publishers
  • ISBN:
    978-0-55217-052-9, EAN:
    9780552170529
  • Popis: 1× kniha, brožovaná, 480 stran, 11 × 17,7 cm, anglicky
  • Rozměry: 11 × 17,7 cm
  • Rok vydání:
    2014 (1. vydání)

Cena v obchodě: 448