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Summary: When a petty thief falls through a glass roof in his attempt to escape from the police, what should have been the death of him marks the beginning of a whole new life. After his broken body is reconstructed by an ambitious young doctor, he is released from prison, and -- with the help of Victorian London's extensive sewer system -- he becomes the most clusive burglar in the city. He adopts a dual existence as a respectable, wealthy gentleman named Montmorency, and his degenerate servant Scarper. But Montmorency must always be on guard. The smallest mistake could reveal his secret and ruin both his lives. Eleanor Updale's writing is witty and wholly original. With a unique perspective and a voice reminiscent of Edgar Allan Poc. Montmorency is a cleverly told, gripping adventure story. Book jacket.
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Criminal mastermind; suffered serious injuries while trying to flee the police; healed by Dr. Farcett; served time for robbery; recently released from prison; uses the sewer system to burglarize apartments; by day he is Mr. Montmorency who lives in an upscale hotel and who frequents the opera; at night he is his alter-ego Scarper who keeps a room in a dirty boarding house.
Healed Montmorency from grievous wounds.