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Mr. Timothy

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Louis Bayard

Tiny Tim is back! No, not the squeaky-voiced troubadour who tip-toed through tulips in the 1960s, but the original--Timothy Cratchit, the crutch-wielding tyke from Charles Dickens'sA Christmas Carol. Only now he's a "mostly able-bodied" 23 years old, … see full wiki

Author: Louis Bayard
Publisher: HarperCollins
3 reviews about Mr. Timothy
review by . August 05, 2008
The concept is so forehead-slappingly simple I was a bit skeptical going into this book: Tiny Tim (" . . . who did NOT die", and I hear Gonzo from the The Muppet Christmas Carol - Kermit's 50th Anniversary Edition, for my money still the best adaptation) grows up! Doh, sure, that's too easy (hmm, why didn't I write that book first?), so I mentally subtracted a star from my rating of Mr. Timothy before turning the first page..    But the execution turned out to be more complex, …
Quick Tip by . March 22, 2011
A post-Dickensian classic/adventure/thriller that owes much to Charles Dickens' creation of the well-known character, Timothy Cratchitt, but is certainly not derivative in any way. Thoroughly enjoyable!
review by . March 22, 2011
Timothy Cratchitt, now fully grown with his crippling childhood infirmity reduced to a limp and a chronic ache in bad weather, is sadly mindful of his financial dependence on his uncle. Somewhat disappointed in himself for that, he lives in Mrs. Sharpe's brothel, earning his room and board by teaching the madam of the house how to read. He and his dear friend, Captain Gully, scrape together spending money by trolling the Thames for lost treasures and even by recovering the corpses of the odd …
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