Thomas Timewell is sixteen years old and a gentleman, until he decides to dig up his dead Grandfather. He meets a body-snatcher called Plenitude, is pursued by cutthroats, a gypsy with a meat cleaver, and even the Grim Reaper.
This book is a black comedy. It is set in England in 1828 and shows what can happen when you try to do the right thing. ‘Never a good idea’, according to Thomas’s mother.