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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: William Heinemann Australia
Publisher Place: Port Melbourne.
Publisher Year: 1995
Description: 666 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. .This Is The Story Of Ikey Solomon, The True Character On Whom Charles Dicckens Patterned His Notorious Villian Fagin. Though Fagin, It Transpires, Is In Fiction A Pale Imitation Of The Ikey Solomon Of Fact. Book One Of The Trilogy.
Publishers Description: Ikey Solomon is very successful indeed, in the art of thieving. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from 19th century London to Van Diemens Land. In the backstreets and dives of Hobart Town, Mary learns the art of brewing and builds The Potato Factory, where she plans a new future. But her ambitions are threatened by Ikey's wife, Hannah, her old enemy. The two women raise their separate families. As each woman sets out to destroy the other, the families are brought to the edge of disaster.