It's all change for Moist von Lipwig, swindler, conman, and (naturally) head of the Royal Bank and Post Office. A steaming, clanging new invention, driven by Dick Simnel, the man with t'flat cap and t'sliding rule, is drawing astonished crowds - including a few particularly keen young men armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear - and suddenly it's a matter of national importance that the trains run on time. Moist does not enjoy hard work.
His . . .vital input at the bank and post office consists mainly of words, which are not that heavy.
Or greasy. And it certainly doesn't involve rickety bridges, runaway cheeses or a fat controller with knuckledusters. What he does enjoy is being alive, which may not be a perk of running the new railway.
Because, of course, some people have OBJECTIONS, and they'll go to extremes to stop locomotion in its tracks.
- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Corgi (9 Oct. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0552170461
- ISBN-13: 978-0552170468
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 3 x 20 cm