I bought the book after I read the books about Podkin One - Ear. I love the way Kieran writes and how he drags me into the stories. This is the story of Sheba, a ‘wolf-girl’ who is part of Grunchgirdle’s very small, shabby travelling freakshow. After being sold from one abusive freak-show owner to another, Sheba the is pleasantly surprised to find camaraderie amongst her fellow freaks in her latest stint with Plumpscuttle's Peculiars. Despite their abnormalities, Mama Rat, Gigantus, Sister Moon, and Monkeyboy all welcome Sheba Together they solve the mysteries no one else cares about - including why London's poorest children called "Mudlarks' are being snatched from the banks of the Thames I loved it and if ever Kieran decides to write a second novel about the Peculiars I will definitely go to the bookshop to buy it.