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    The Rat Catcher
    The Rat Catcher
    A Love Story
    In the sweltering summer of 1900, young wharf labourer Patrick O'Reilly is down on his luck in the slums of Sydney and homesick for Tralee. When a deadly outbreak of plague descends on the city, O'Reilly's daydreaming mind is miles away - in the golden hair and kindly, confident air of a girl called Rosie Hughes. Just as he's wondering why any girl would want a no-hoper like him, opportunity knocks with the offer of a job as a rat catcher working for the city's Plague Department, containing the spread of disease. But the job will bring him a lot more than a pay rise and a swift education on traps and poisons. In the Public Lending Library, on the top floor of the Queen Victoria Building, above the bustling centre of Sydney, he comes face-to-face with a legendary rat called Old Scratch who will change the way he understands himself and the world forever. Drawn from Kim Kelly's own trove of Irish-Australian family lore, The Rat Catcher is a mischievous, fast-paced fable told with her trademark compassion, a sharp eye on the epic in the ordinary, and an irrepressible love for life, in all its marvellous forms.
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    US$ 34.99



    Book Author
    Kim Kelly
    Genre Romance , Fiction
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    ISBN
    9780369384553
    Publisher
    Jazz Monkey Publications
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    15-Apr-2022

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