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The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne Reviews

The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne by Jonathan Stroud

The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne

Jonathan Stroud

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1 review

Category: Children's
Imprint: Walker Books Ltd
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publication date: 1 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9781406394818
  • The TimesChildren's Book of the Week
5 stars out of 5
Alex O’Connell
17 Apr 2021

"Wanted: a sequel — as fast as you can pull a pistol"

In scenes of extraordinary derring-do Scarlett and Albert, who become inseparable, perform bank heists and outwit criminals, fleeing on a boat at night with the help of Joe and his granddaughter Ettie to the free isle of London. Stroud does not compromise. Scarlett is unpleasant, hard to love; Albert is irritating, weak. Yet through skill and good writing we begin to love and understand this odd couple, mini-me John Waynes, and by the end we’d pay a ransom (or at least the paperback cover price) to see them again. Luckily for us there is a new one trotting over the horizon . . .