From the publisher:
Go on an adventure with Katherine Rundell ...
FOYLES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019
From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award
'An amazing adventure story, told with sparkling style and sleight of hand' JACQUELINE WILSON
'Read everything she writes' DAILY MAIL
Fresh off the boat from England, Vita Marlowe has a job to do. Her beloved grandfather Jack has been cheated out of his home and possessions by a notorious conman with Mafia connections. Seeing Jack's spirit is broken, Vita is desperate to make him happy again, so she devises a plan to outwit his enemies and recover his home.
She finds a young pickpocket, working the streets of the city. And, nearby, two boys with highly unusual skills and secrets of their own are about to be pulled into her lawless, death-defying plan.
Katherine Rundell's fifth novel is a heist as never seen before - the story of a group of children who will do anything to right a wrong.
“Likely to be the best children's book you'll read this year” – The Times Children's Book of the Week
“Rundell is the real deal, a writer of boundless gifts and extraordinary imaginative power whose novels will be read, cherished and reread long after most so-called "serious" novels are forgotten” – Observer
“An amazing adventure story, told with sparkling style and sleight of hand” – Jacqueline Wilson