Reading ➿ A Nest of Vipers Author Catherine Johnson – E-inbusiness.co.uk

A Nest of Vipers I really enjoyed this Young Cato Hopkins lives with his family of confidence tricksters in 18th Century London The leader of the gang, the notorious Mother Hopkins, is getting old and London is becoming too hot for them Mother decides to pull off one last con, on the family of a particularly brutal slave owner, but when Cato who has, under the guise of a slave page boy, already freed Sam, who is now a sedan chair operator unwittingly involves Quarmy, the son of a West African King, his I really enjoyed this Young Cato Hopkins lives with his family of confidence tricksters in 18th Century London The leader of the gang, the notorious Mother Hopkins, is getting old and London is becoming too hot for them Mother decides to pull off one last con, on the family of a particularly brutal slave owner, but when Cato who has, under the guise of a slave page boy, already freed Sam, who is now a sedan chair operator unwittingly involves Quarmy, the son of a West African King, his pride, inexperience and infatuation with the daughter of his former tutor, the whole plan may go horribly wrongThis book has fantastic detail about London in the 18th Century, and the structure would be very interesting to discuss with a class The novel starts and ends with Cato telling his all story to the Newgate Gaol chaplain, but the central section is told in the third person, if Cato Hopkins Is The Youngest Member Of Mother Hopkins S Family A Group Of Skilled Fraudsters And Pickpockets There S Addy, Who Can Become A Very Convincing Boy When She Needs To The Beautiful Bella, Who Can Charm Any Rich Young Man Out Of His Fortune Sam, An Escaped Slave And Cato Himself, A Young Boy, Who Mother Hopkins Has Taught Everything She Knows.But Old Age Is Slowing Mother Hopkins Down, And She Wants To Carry Out One Last Con, A Con To Outdo All The Cons That Have Gone Before And So The Gang Set About Bringing Ruin Upon Captain Walker, A Proud And Cruel Slave Captain, Who Deserves To Be Taught A Lesson Or Two. I listened to the audiobook from the library This is an Oliver Twist sort of story, filled with kids who are deceivers and thieves Cato is a kid who is ready to hang for his offenses, and this is his tale as told to the hangman YA Really quick read Recommended. A wonderful read, A Nest of Vipers plunged me into the life of London, in an almost idyllic family where blacks and whites meet and work together, even though the world outside the Hopkins family is nowhere near as equal Another historical fiction I got from a museum this was a really really quick read, it has a good story to it but its a bit unbelievable.

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