What Charley Bates thinks about the Artful Dodger

Dodger is the bestest.  He’s quicker than all the rest of us put together.  He can spot a likely geezer from half a street away, size him up and work out what he’s got that’s worth nicking.

His fingers must be like eels.  They can get in anywhere.  And out they come with exactly what he wants.

Then it’s off, as fast as an alley cat being chased by dogs.  Nobody even sees where he goes.

He looks after the rest of us you know.  He’s good like that.  We feel safe as houses with him around.  Feel like we’re on top of the world.

Will he get caught?  Pull the other one.  No one will be able to catch him.  Not our Dodger.  You must be blooming daft.  Not our Dodger.

See if Charley was right in his estimation.  Download ‘Artful’ for your Kindle or Kindle app.


About Martin Lake

Martin Lake lives in the French Riviera with his wife. After studying at the University of East Anglia he worked as a teacher, trainer and company director. A serious accident shattered his arm and meant that he had to rein back his work. He decided to concentrate on writing and is now writing full-time. He writes a wide range of fiction. His main interests are historical fiction, short stories and fiction for young adults. Martin has a series of novels 'The Lost King' which are set in the years following the Norman Invasion of England. They concern Edgar Atheling, last representative of the ancient English royal dynasty and his fight to regain the throne from William the Conqueror. Martin has also published 'Artful' the further adventures of the Dodger and 'Outcasts' a novel about fall of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His latest novel, 'A Love Most Dangerous' is about a maid of honour who becomes the lover of Henry VIII. Martin’s work has been broadcast on radio. He won first prize in the Kenneth Grahame Society competition to write a story based on 'The Wind in the Willows.' You can get the collection, 'The Wind in the Willows Short Stories' from Amazon.
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