The Borribles: Across the Dark Metropolis

The Borribles (Volume 3 of 3)

Michael de Larrabeiti

Tor Teen

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What is a Borrible?
Borribles are runaways who dwell in the shadows of London. Apart from their pointed ears, they look just like ordinary children. They live by their wits and a few Borrible laws—the chief one being, Don’t Get Caught! The Borribles are outcasts—but they wouldn’t have it any other way….

The Borribles: Across the Dark Metropolis
Battersea was no longer safe for a Borrible. The Special Borrible Group—a secret section of the London police dedicated to finding Borribles and clipping their ears—was closing in. Driven on by the fanatical Inspector Sussworth, the SBG was determined to wipe them out once and for all. It was time to break out, escort Sam the horse to safety in Neasden, then return to the old Borrible life of independence and freedom. So began a perilous trek across the dark metropolis—a journey that would test the courage and cunning of the Adventurers to the limits.

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BORRIBLES: ACROSS THE DARK METROPOLIS
1Sergeant Hanks of the Metropolitan Police and second in command of the Special Borrible Group sat on a chair outside the office of the District Assistant Commissioner and picked his nose in a state of unalloyed rapture. He had excavated very successfully for ten minutes in the left nostril and he was now delving in the right one. As the curved nail of his index finger dug into something soft and spongy his eyes closed with the joy of an exquisite physical pleasure, and when, at last, the moist and luxuriant bogey was pulled reluctantly away from its tenacious

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Praise for The Borribles: Across the Dark Metropolis

“The offspring of a singular imagination.”—The New York Times on The Borribles Trilogy

“A modern epic. It’s a brilliant invention.”—Publishers Weekly on The Borribles Trilogy

“Projects a gripping story through slam-bang action.”—The Los Angeles Times on The Borribles Trilogy

“A strong and vivid fantasy, much recommended.”—The Observer on The Borribles Trilogy

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Michael de Larrabeiti

Michael de Larrabeiti was brought up in Battersea. He is the author of two more books about the Borribles—The Borribles and The Borribles Go For Broke—as well as many other books. He has three grown-up daughters and lives with his wife in Oxfordshire.

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The Borribles: Across the Dark Metropolis
Michael de Larrabeiti

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
December 2005
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765350077
ISBN10: 0765350076
Young Adult Fiction
5 x 7 inches, 304 pages
Age Range: 13 and up
Grade Range: 8 and up
$6.99

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e-Book Agency
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
December 2005
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466821026
ISBN10: 1466821027
Young Adult Fiction304 pages
Age Range: 13 and up
Grade Range: 8 and up
$7.99
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