Description - A Nest of Vipers by Catherine Johnson
Cato Hopkins is the youngest member of Mother Hopkins's 'family' - a group of skilled fraudsters and pickpockets. There's Addy, who can become a very convincing boy when she needs to; the beautiful Bella, who can charm any rich young man out of his fortune; Sam, an escaped slave and Cato himself, a young boy, who Mother Hopkins has taught everything she knows. But old age is slowing Mother Hopkins down, and she wants to carry out one last con, a con to outdo all the cons that have gone before. And so the gang set about bringing ruin upon Captain Walker, a proud and cruel slave captain, who deserves to be taught a lesson or two . . .
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(197mm x 130mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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Author Biography - Catherine Johnson
Catherine Johnson was born in London. Her father is Jamaican and her mother, Welsh. After studying film at St. Martin's College, London, she started a family and began to write. Catherine has been Writer in Residence at Holloway Prison, Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the London Institute and has mentored writers in Africa for the British Council. She has written three books for Oxford University Press - Hero (2001) Stella (2002) and Face Value (2005). Catherine also co-wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed film, Bullet Boy, which starred Ashley Walters from So Solid Crew. Catherine lives in London.