A Nest Of Vipers
We meet Cato Hopkins in Newgate Prison in September 1712, on the morning of the day he is due to be hanged for fraud.
Cato is a boy criminal, part of Mother Hopkins’ adopted family. As he relates the story of how he came to be on the verge of paying for his sins with his life, Cato takes us on a journey through the underworld of eighteenth-century London. Poverty, slavery and social injustice are just a few of the issues touched upon by Cato, but this is not a sad story.
On the contrary, a lively writing style, plenty of humour and the bad guys getting their comeuppance make this a great read for both boys and girls.