The classic tale of Dick Whittington. This charming book tells the legendary story of Dick's poor beginnings and his rise to wealth thanks to a very clever cat. It also includes the true story of Richard Whittington, a merchant philanthropist, who was Lord Mayor of London three times in the 15th century. Delightfully written and stunningly illustrated in full colour, this is a classic London story.
This book is sold in aid of the Lord Mayor's Appeal.
Clare Gifford is a physician and pathologist. She has worked as a hospital consultant and with the UK blood services. She is married to Alderman Roger Gifford, who was elected Lord Mayor of London in 2012, and is deeply immersed in the history and culture of the 'City that made the world'. Clare has two children and lives in Camden Town and Scotland. This is her first children's book.