Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman by Eleanor Updale

In the 1800's in England Montmorency is in prison having been captured during a robbery when he fell off a building. Although he wasn't expected to live because of his injuries he is rescued by a doctor who uses Montmorency for his personal medical exhibit. During one of the times he is on display for other doctors Montmorency hears a lecture about the new sewer system in London that runs to all the nicest, most expensive neighborhoods. Montmorency comes up with a plan to use the sewers as a way to sneak into the richest houses and steal things without being seen and when he is released, that's exactly what he does. But in order to sell his loot he needs to come up with two personalities - one lower class man who does the robbing and one gentleman who can move about in society and sell the jewelry and other items. His double life is working well for him until it seems that various people might be catching on to who he really is.

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