|Across the Dark Metropolis (1986) [Novel]|
by Michael de Larrabeiti
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(From the publisher):
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.
Original title: Across the Dark Metropolis
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Humorous Fiction
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Contemporary→ Urban
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy→ Mythical Creatures