Out of the Smoke

Out of the Smoke

Matthew Wainwright


Usually dispatched within 48 hours

Reviews mostly by Dr Peter Masters

Now in stock. Published 31 October 2020.

Plunged into the criminal underworld of Victorian London, Billy the chimney sweep knows he must fight — or die.

But with notorious gang leader Archie Miller closing in on him, every turn he takes only leads to more trouble.

When the ‘Poor Man’s Earl’ offers Billy a chance to exchange his gangland life for an education, Billy must decide if his pride is too high a price to pay, and whether turning on Archie will mean freedom — or certain death.

A thrilling story of faith and survival, based on the work of the Seventh Earl of Shaftesbury.

Aimed at those of secondary school age, but adults will enjoy reading this too.