Synopsis: Kate and Nicholas Nickelby’s life is bliss until their father dies. After that they’re left penniless, living in London with only their horrible uncle to help them.

Sent away to work as a teacher, Nicholas soon learns that things can get worse. Dotheboys Hall isn’t the marvellous manor of education it’s supposed to be, and the vicious trickery is just beginning. Nicholas needs to save family (and quick!), but how?

Release Date: 21st September 2021

Genres: Middle Grade, Classic Literature, Classics, Children’s Classics, Easy Classics, Historical,

Pages: 96

Review: Nicholas’ life become dreary and sad after his fathers death, with no money to support his family they reach out to his uncle Ralph a grouchy cruel old man who never helps a sole unless it can benefit him. From there Nicholas’ life is a whirlwind going from one place to another constantly to support his family.

I really enjoyed this book it really gripped me and was so entertaining so much happened constantly and I liked that. From him being in the veil school, to the acting troop and then working for the rich twins. His uncle Ralph or friends were never far away to make him come home once again.

I loved that there were elements of Dickens other books all within this one it was such an interesting and fun addition and as reading I loved recognising the similarities.

This was a really great book, I always love this easy classics series, it really does make a large classic so much less daunting to read and are a wonderful way of children getting to read them and still enjoy these classics. I highly recommend this series.

About Transcriber: Philip Gooden is a graduate of Magdalen College, Oxford and taught English for many years and is a member of the Medieval Murderers group who have written ten books together. He is the author of the Nick Revill series and of The Durham Deception and The Ely Testament. He has also written a large number of non-fiction books including literature guides for students and popular reference titles about language.


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