Topher's amazing cat, Ka, has time-travelled again and left him yet another mysterious clue. Following his nose, Topher finds himself in Victorian London where disease is rife and the Thames is clogged with stinking sewage!
There he discovers a plot to kill Joseph Bazalgette, the man who is trying to save the city. Determined to foil this foul plan, Topher must first escape from an arch-criminal and his den of thieves.
A thrilling historical fantasy which explores the intriguing hidden details of times past.
Schoolteacher and journalist Julia Jarman has written over 80 books for children. She lives near Bedford and has three grown-up children. She now devotes a lot of time to school and library visits.
An evocative, pacey and educative adventure, and we have to recommend it
Entertaining adventure (for) children interested in life long ago
Highly entertaining read for 8-12 year olds – adventure, historical fact, animals and fast action – this book should be just as successful as the rest of the series
Historical Novel Review