Joey and the Pickpocket

By Robert Martin (Reginald Alec Martin)
First Published 1964 by Nelson
Illustrated by T R Freeman
Freeman's dustwrapper
Sid is worried. Not only has Alf, his twin brother, taken a room with a pickpocket by Hatton Garden, London's famous diamond market, but he has also started to dress like Sid once more, a thing he has not done since he got married.
He isn't the only one who is worried. Sid lodges with Clapper's widowed mother and it seems likely that Sid will one day become his stepfather. For Clapper this makes the whole business of Alf almost a family matter, as you might say. And, since anything that concerns Clapper automatically concerns Joey, Joey is worried too.
But Joey and Clapper are never ones to sit about worrying. With them to decide is to do, and it is not long before they are involved in what turns out to be one of the most surprising adventures of their career.

First Edition:
Red cloth, black lettering and logo; 109pp; b/w frontis and 5 illustrations.
The dustwrapper has a full colour pictorial front panel and spine with the back panel blue with the Nelson logo in white upper cental. The rear flap lists eleven books, to Joey and the Magician; There is no logo on the front flap; cp not known - see below.

* My copy has been price-clipped and a, presumably increased, price of 5/- net printed in black alongside.
* another copy (Mike's) is severely price-clipped, but with a Nelson repricing label of 5/-.

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