The Hurdy Gurdy Boy and the New York Kidnap
By: Peter John Cooper
Length: 164 pages
Release date: Dec 13, 2013
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Tamara’s in serious trouble. The young violinist is held captive in a New York hotel room and, deeply scared, she pleads for help from the only person in the world who can help her. But Tommy is the ghost of a Victorian street urchin. He knows nothing about the world outside the streets of Stepney in the East End of London and certainly nothing about the 21st century which appears so alien to him. But, by using all his ingenuity, he embarks on an extraordinary journey that involves getting to grips with cars, tube-trains, telephones and undertaking his first ever aeroplane journey to New York. But finding Tamara is only the beginning of a startling chase across the United States ending up in a small mining town in South Dakota while a blizzard rages.
The story is suitable for adults and young adults. It is both funny and touching and, because it aims to be entirely truthful, it can at times be disturbing. As a reviewer said about the first novel in the series “The Death of the Hurdy Gurdy Boy” It is dark as history is dark