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Room For A Stranger
A new arrival quickly becomes a rival, with potentially tragic consequences, in this evocative wartime novel.
When her older sisters leave home, Doreen gets a room of her own - at last! But it s 1941, the cities are threatened by Nazi air raids and, to Doreen s dismay, Mum has decided to take in an evacuee. Rhoda Kelly is a year older than Doreen, has a boyfriend in the Army and, worse still, is a talented singer. Forced to share a room - and the limelight - tensions grow between the two girls, erupting finally into bitter conflict - with potentially tragic consequences.
About the Author
Ann Turnbull has always loved reading and knew from the age of ten that she wanted to be a writer. Her numerous books for young readers include No Friend of Mine, Pigeon Summer, Alice in Love and War, as well as her Quaker trilogy - No Shame, No Fear (shortlisted for the Guardian Children s Book Award and Whitbread Award) Forged in the Fire and Seeking Eden. For younger children, she has also written Greek Myths, illustrated by Sarah Young. Ann lives in Madeley, near Telford, Shropshire. Visit her website at www.annturnbull.com
There's A Boy In The Girls' Bathroom
"Give me a dollar or I'll spit on you."
That's Bradley Chalker for you. He is the oldest child in the class. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls, and the teachers say he has "serious behaviour problems." No one likes him - except Carla, the new school counsellor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his far-fetched stories.
Carla knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren't afraid to try. Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is believing in yourself.
A Room With A View
This 1908 novel is about a young woman in the repressed society of Edwardian England. The setting is both Italy and England. Two cousins travel to Italy. Their hotel rooms have no view and they change rooms with two other gentlemen. Sounds harmless, but at the beginning to the 20 DEGREESth century this was unseemly. After several plot twists the girls return to England with one of them engaged to a proper Englishman, but the man she met in Italy shows up. The story concludes with an elopement to
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Who's Afraid Of A Long Day's Journey Into The Drawing Room
This play is a joint effort with Eugene O'Neill, we observe the Arnold family as it slowly dissolves in shame, neglect, tragedy, death and cucumber sandwiches with the crust left on. The searing spiritual insights of O'Neill crash upon the garden party of Wilde's characters and drown them. Never has such naked exposure of the human soul been achieved over tea and finger sandwiches.
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