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Here's an unabridged story that combines excitement with compassionate domestic realism. Henry's mum has been left on her own since Dad went off with a younger woman. Now Henry is alone much of the time as Mum has to work and it's chip-shop chips for tea most nights. Henry loves scavenging for treasures in skips and finds a shop dummy's leg which seems to hide real-live stolen treasure. It's a fast-paced plot with the undercurrent of Henry longing for his dad to come back home. Martin Jarvis' narration is as polished and direct as ever, making the often exasperating Henry and his barely-coping mother totally real people.