Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman (Unabridged)
by Eleanor Updale
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When a petty thief falls though a glass roof in his attempt to escape from the police, what should have been the death of him marks the beginning of a while new life. After his broken body is reconstructed by an ambitious young doctor, he is released from prison, and, with the help of Victorian London's extensive sewer system, he becomes the most elusive burglar in the city. He adopts a dual existence as a respectable, wealthy gentleman named Montmorency, and his degenerate servant Scarper. But Montmorency must always be on guard. The smallest mistake could reveal his secret and ruin both his lives. Eleanor Updale's writing is witty and wholly original. With a unique perspective and a voice reminiscent of Edgar Allan Poe, Montmorency is a cleverly told, gripping adventure story.
Oh Mr. Montmorency!
I love this book! It's a wonderful story, and the descriptions are so vivid. You can love Montmorency, but simultaneously dislike Scarper. All of the characters are realistic and well fleshed out, and Stephen Fry adds his own flair to the reading! A very clever story.