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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Theatre/SweeneyTodd again. He's pretty much stumbling around, sweating heavily and muttering about idiots who try to kick cannonballs while waving his razor blade around. He seems to think that everyone who comes into his shop is horribly wounded, and... [[Discworld/NightWatch gives what help he can]].

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Theatre/SweeneyTodd again. He's pretty much stumbling around, sweating heavily and muttering about idiots who try to kick cannonballs while waving his razor blade around. He seems to think that everyone who comes into his shop is horribly wounded, and... [[Discworld/NightWatch [[Literature/NightWatchDiscworld gives what help he can]].


* SpinOff: ''Terry Pratchett Presents: Jack Dodger's Guide to London'', a non-fiction book in the same format as ''Terry Pratchett Presents: Miss Felicity Beedle's Discworld/TheWorldOfPoo'', which is essentially the world's longest NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer.

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* SpinOff: ''Terry Pratchett Presents: Jack Dodger's Guide to London'', a non-fiction book in the same format as ''Terry Pratchett Presents: Miss Felicity Beedle's Discworld/TheWorldOfPoo'', Literature/TheWorldOfPoo'', which is essentially the world's longest NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer.

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* GoodIsNotNice: Characters are all over the place with this one. Dodger himself, while genuinely affable and friendly to people, has a definite ruthless streak. Then you have the Mayhews, who are both unquestionably good ''and'' nice, though perhaps a little too bound up in rules of society to be entirely effective. And of course there's Sir Robert Peel, who under Pratchett's pen [[{{Expy}} owes a lot to]] [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Sam Vimes]]. (Though given that Vimes was heavily inspired by the historical Robert Peel, this isn't much of a surprise.)


* DangerouslyCloseShave: Dodger goes to get a shave from SweeneyTodd. Although he survives the experience (and becomes a hero in the process), the peelers find a cellar full of the corpses of earlier customers who were not so lucky.

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* DangerouslyCloseShave: Dodger goes to get a shave from SweeneyTodd.Theatre/SweeneyTodd. Although he survives the experience (and becomes a hero in the process), the peelers find a cellar full of the corpses of earlier customers who were not so lucky.



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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: SweeneyTodd again. He's pretty much stumbling around, sweating heavily and muttering about idiots who try to kick cannonballs while waving his razor blade around. He seems to think that everyone who comes into his shop is horribly wounded, and... [[Discworld/NightWatch gives what help he can]].

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: SweeneyTodd Theatre/SweeneyTodd again. He's pretty much stumbling around, sweating heavily and muttering about idiots who try to kick cannonballs while waving his razor blade around. He seems to think that everyone who comes into his shop is horribly wounded, and... [[Discworld/NightWatch gives what help he can]].

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->''"Dodger is a tosher – a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. Everyone who is nobody knows Dodger. Anyone who is anybody doesn’t. But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to know him. And Dodger’s tale of skulduggery, dark plans and even darker deeds begins..."''

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: How the book ends.


''Dodger'' is a non-''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel by Creator/TerryPratchett, about a tosher (young person who goes down the sewers looking for valuables; they're young because it's not a job that leads to a long life), who rescues a girl from apparent kidnappers, and finds himself in a very complicated situation when [[CharlesDickens some well-off do-gooder]] charges him with finding out what's going on. Published 13th September 2012.

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''Dodger'' is a non-''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel by Creator/TerryPratchett, about a tosher (young person who goes down the sewers looking for valuables; they're young because it's not a job that leads to a long life), who rescues a girl from apparent kidnappers, and finds himself in a very complicated situation when [[CharlesDickens [[Creator/CharlesDickens some well-off do-gooder]] charges him with finding out what's going on. Published 13th September 2012.


'''Dodger''' is a non-''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel by Creator/TerryPratchett, about a tosher (young person who goes down the sewers looking for valuables; they're young because it's not a job that leads to a long life), who rescues a girl from apparent kidnappers, and finds himself in a very complicated situation when [[CharlesDickens some well-off do-gooder]] charges him with finding out what's going on. Published 13th September 2012.

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'''Dodger''' ''Dodger'' is a non-''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel by Creator/TerryPratchett, about a tosher (young person who goes down the sewers looking for valuables; they're young because it's not a job that leads to a long life), who rescues a girl from apparent kidnappers, and finds himself in a very complicated situation when [[CharlesDickens some well-off do-gooder]] charges him with finding out what's going on. Published 13th September 2012.



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* PublicDomainCharacter: SweeneyTodd.



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* ActuallyThatsMyAssistant: Invoked by [[spoiler:the Outlander, who is known as a man with wildly varying appearances always accompanied by a beautiful lady whom nobody seems to have given much attention to. Turns out ''she'' is the Outlander and the men her assistants. Simplicity is the only one who makes the connection.]]

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* AltarDiplomacy: [[spoiler:Simplicity's father-in-law]] becomes furious after finding out that his [[PrinceCharmless son]] has ruined any chance of forming a 'treaty of flesh' with neighbouring countries by running off with her. It's his efforts to 'fix' this problem which kick starts the plot.


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* MacGuffin: Charlie describes Simplicity's wedding ring as a "ring which means something". And he's right - it turns out to be a [[spoiler: royal heirloom which said royal family desperately want back in their possession, preferably without Simplicity attached to it]].
* MarryForLove: [[spoiler: Simplicity and her Prince's]] marriage was originally this, but it quickly soured into something cruel and abusive once his [[AltarDiplomacy responsiblities]] came a-knocking. Dodger and Simplicity's relationship, on the other hand, plays it straight.


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* PrinceCharmless: While at first she thought he was a regular PrinceCharming,[[spoiler: Simplicity's husband]] quickly morphs into one after his father makes it clear that he's less than pleased about their marriage.
* RagsToRoyalty: [[spoiler: Simplicity's]] backstory, though unfortunately she didn't wind up living happily ever after.


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* RescueRomance: Dodger and Simplicity.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In the author's notes at the back of the book Sir Pterry openly admits that there was no point in history when all the [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Historical Domain Characters]] were in the roles described in the book simultaneously (For example, while Sir Robert Peel ''had'' been Home Secretary at one point in his life, he had left the post before Queen Victoria took the throne). Hr also notes that the Chronicle changed addresses frequently, but he put it in Fleet Street, because that's where it ''should'' have been.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In the author's notes at the back of the book Sir Pterry openly admits that there was no point in history when all the [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Historical Domain Characters]] were in the roles described in the book simultaneously (For example, while Sir Robert Peel ''had'' been Home Secretary at one point in his life, he had left the post before Queen Victoria took the throne). Hr He also notes that the Chronicle changed addresses frequently, but he put it in Fleet Street, because that's where it ''should'' have been.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: SweeneyTodd again. He's pretty much stumbling around, sweating heavily and muttering about idiots who try to kick cannonballs while waving his razor blade around. He seems to think that everyone who comes into his shop is horribly wounded, and... [[Discworld/NightWatch gives what help he can]].

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: SweeneyTodd again. He's pretty much stumbling around, sweating heavily and muttering about idiots who try to kick cannonballs while waving his razor blade around. He seems to think that everyone who comes into his shop is horribly wounded, and... [[Discworld/NightWatch gives what help he can]].

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* UnableToSupportAWife: Dodger invokes this on himself at the end of the book, saying he won't marry Simplicity until he can find a better job than toshing. Fortunately, the adventures he got into over the course of the book give him the contacts he needs to find a better job within a chapter.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In the author's notes at the back of the book Sir Pterry openly admits that there was no point in history when all the [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Historical Domain Characters]] were in the roles described in the book simultaneously (For example, while Sir Robert Peel ''had'' been Home Secretary at one point in his life, he had left the post before Queen Victoria took the throne).

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In the author's notes at the back of the book Sir Pterry openly admits that there was no point in history when all the [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Historical Domain Characters]] were in the roles described in the book simultaneously (For example, while Sir Robert Peel ''had'' been Home Secretary at one point in his life, he had left the post before Queen Victoria took the throne). Hr also notes that the Chronicle changed addresses frequently, but he put it in Fleet Street, because that's where it ''should'' have been.

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