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Read eBook ☆ The Empty Sleeve Hardcover Ô [Reading] ➾ The Empty Sleeve By Leon Garfield – Helpyouantib.co.uk Born on the chime of noon Peter and Paul Gannet enter a world full of dire prophecy Twins is bad enough cries old Mr Bagley a ship's carpenter but Saturday makes it worse Saturday's child will see gho Born on the chimMe where his parents fawn over saintly Paul and make Peter their scapegoatIf only Peter had money twenty pounds he could book passage on a ship and escape the life he hates All he owns is a ship in a bottle Mr Bagley presented to the twins saying they would foretell the fate of Saturday's child But he has access to a duplicate of every ke Gekregen van een vriend die het in Zeist gevonden had maar er niets mee deed Jammer dat het een kinderboek is iedereen hier in huis is er te oud voor maar ik heb het toch gelezenTja zo'n gevonden boek heeft toch iets bijzonders dan moet ik het toch écht lezen Leuk boek nog best spannend Grappig die liefde tussen twee broers en de ondeugendheid van de wereld

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Y in the neighbourhood Can he withstand the temptation they present?At home Paul who has maliciously switched his ship for Peter's watches in horror as Peter's ship ominously shivers and breaksA colourful and gripping tale of eighteenth century adventure The Empty Sleeve will chill and delight readers with its sizzling tension and suspens This was a real treat from my youth Leon Garfield is a master at creating an evocative 'olde England' atmosphere' Full of mystery and evocative description I really enjoyed remembering how much I enjoyed this in the first place Looking forward to rediscovering some Leon Garfield classics seem to remember that John Diamond was excellent

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The Empty SleeveBorn on the chime of noon Peter and Paul Gannet enter a world full of dire prophecy Twins is bad enough cries old Mr Bagley a ship's carpenter but Saturday makes it worse Saturday's child will see ghostsNow Peter is fourteen and apprenticed to a locksmith He dreams of going to sea and dislikes his new job but it's better than living at ho Young man from a poor background checkLate eighteenth early nineteenth century checkOlder male character who takes protagonist under his wings but may have to him either for the better or worse checkMain characters indulges in a little light criminality which we don’t hate them for but establishes them as being in the precarious side of the law checkSlightly peculiar ghostly goings on checkThemes and characters that should probably not be in a book marketed for children checkPeople with the names of birds check Including Gannet Shoveller Woodcock Kite Jay and Crane also two main characters being called Peter and Paul like the dickie birds in the rhymeReally striking writing that is far better than many other modern authors checkIt’s clear that this is to a certain extent a by the numbers Garfield romp There are a few differences to give the book spice though This book introduces twins who are of very different temperaments our hero is a few minutes older and a burly physical protagonist than we often find in this sort of book Garfield’s also very good at finding interesting occupations to explore and this one is that of locksmith and key maker There are some interesting notions that because the locksmith has a copy of everybody’s keys so her can make spares if need be he has to be a person of strict integrity although there were those like Deacon Brodie in Edinburgh who didn’t uite live up to this There’s also the idea that people in charge of such secrets must themselves be very locked up and it’s the secrets of the locksmith that cause the main tragedy in the bookThere’s the addition of otherworldly elements in the book The protagonist Paul is a ‘chime child’ a kid born at midnight who will see ghosts and meet the devil as much as Garfield was compared to Dickens that feels like an Harrison Ainsworth conceit especially the character of Mr Bagley the retired old sea dog who introduces it He gives the boys a ship in a bottle each which have a mystic connection to the boys and represent their soul Then there’s a wall where old workers at the locksmiths put their hands and the handprints turn into ghosts except for the one with the empty sleeve Although The Empty Sleeve might not be much than a pretty typical Leon Garfield adventure that is recommendation in itself Where else would the location be an alleyway where one side is called the sin because of a little wooden devil and the other the God because of the Christian propagation centre?