I loved this tale, it had a serious side as well as the Pratchett humour. The story was set in the first part of the reign of Queen Victoria, it cleverly included the characters of Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew as a relevant part of the tale. I did really enjoy this, it was a departure from the normal stories of Terry Pratchett, - EXCELLENT!
I usually enjoy the children's books, this one was OK, but not, in my opinion, up there with the rest. It might have been because the names of the different 'tribes' were a bit too odd for me to remember and 'place'. Still good, but Mr Pratchett sets such a high standard that I always expect to be bowled over! This book still had its 'common sense' feel for the behaviour of the characters.