Archive for February, 2010

London Deep by Robin Price

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

London Deep is set in the future, in a flooded London. Instead of Trafalgar Square we have Trafalgar Swamp.

Jemima Mallard is a young, adventurous, happy and curious girl, but when two kids appear and sink her house boat she’s not too pleased. Police are the biggest problem though. You have the YPD (Youth Police Department) and the APD (Adult Police Department). Both sides are fighting it out to prove they are the best. When Jem finds herself arrested by the YPD on suspicion of helping or even being the devious ‘Father Thames’ she doesn’t know what to do. Can Jem uncover the true identity of ‘Father Thames’ before her time is up, – maybe that small white duck can help.

This book contains some brilliant cartoon-illustrations drawn by Paul McGrory. Although I occasionally found some of the pictures seemed a bit irrelevant.

Overall I thought this book was great. It would suit most ages.