Jacket for 'The Street Philosopher'


UK - HarperCollins
Germany - Goldmann
Netherlands - De Fontein
Turkey - Artemis

The Street Philosopher

By Matthew Plampin

Published Jan 2010

It is 1854 and Thomas Kitson, an ambitious, young English journalist, finds himself in the Russian-controlled Crimean Peninsular in the wake of a vast Allied invasion force, as part of a reporting team for ‘The Courier’ newspaper.

Two years later, he has fled to Manchester in mysterious circumstances, deeply traumatised by events – and one event in particular – on the front line. But he soon finds his past finally catching up with him.

Chosen as one of Waterstone’s New Voices for 2009, Plampin’s The Street Philosopher is an epic story of love, intrigue, madness and revenge, with a sumptuous cast of characters.