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Bayard, Louis. MR TIMOTHY - John Murray 2003

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Mr Timothy by Louis Bayard. 2003 - John Murray. For sale is a first edition, first printing. very good used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a very good hardback copy of the novel, Mr Timothy by Louis Bayard, published in 2003 by John Murray.

Edition Details

Title Mr Timothy
Author Louis Bayard
Publisher John Murray
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2003
ISBN 0719567017
Cover Price 12.99
No. Pages 384
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.74

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are very slightly yellowing but with no other marks, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £12.99. It has minor wear to the upper edge.

Overall a very good copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Louis Bayard

A writer, book reviewer, and the author of Mr. Timothy and The Pale Blue Eye, Louis Bayard has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, and Salon.com, among other media outlets. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Synopsis of this title

It's the Christmas season, and Mr. Timothy Cratchit, not the pious child the world thought he was, has just buried his father. He's also struggling to bury his past as a cripple and shed his financial ties to his benevolent "Uncle" Ebenezer by losing himself in the thick of London's underbelly. He boards at a brothel in exchange for teaching the mistress how to read and spends his nights dredging the Thames for dead bodies and the treasures in their pockets.

Timothy's life takes a sharp turn when he discovers the bodies of two dead girls, each seared with the same cruel brand on the upper arm. The sight of their horror-struck faces compels Timothy to become the protector of another young girl, Philomela, from the fate the others suffered at the hands of a dangerous and powerful man.

A different kind of Christmas story, this breathless flight through the teeming markets, shadowy passageways, and rolling brown fog of 1860s London would do Dickens proud for its surprising twists and turns, and its extraordinary heart.

Reviews of this title


"A dazzling blend of literary fiction and white-knuckle thriller."
—People (Top 10 Books of 2003)

"There isn't one throwaway sentence in this fabulous Victorian mystery.... Shimmering, knock-your-socks-off language... a subtle character examination, and a page-turning plot, one truly engaging book."
—Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice)

"With its linguistic razzle-dazzle, Mr. Timothy is a... tour de force... that touches the heart and makes it race."
—Wall Street Journal

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