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The Resource Closed doors, by Lisa O'Donnell

Closed doors, by Lisa O'Donnell

Label
Closed doors
Title
Closed doors
Statement of responsibility
by Lisa O'Donnell
Title variation
Closed doors
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eleven-year-old Michael Murray is the best at two things: keepy-uppies and keeping secrets. His family think he's too young to hear grown-up stuff, but he listens at doors; it's the only way to find out anything. And Michael's heard a secret, one that might explain the bruises on his mother's face
Summary
Eleven year old Michael Murray is getting ready to wow everyone at the upcoming Talent Show with his keepy uppies as well as trying to fend off his arch nemesis Dirty Alice who lives down the road, and avoiding eating his granny's awful casseroles and fairy cakes that are like little rocks (but Granny likes to bake, so you don't say anything). When his Ma comes home one evening with lots of bruises Michael begins to ask questions. He is told a man flashed her, and that he must keep it a secret. Living in a small community where everyone knows everyone, speculation arises as to how his Ma got the bruises and rumours begin to go around that Michael's Da is the culprit. But, when fifteen year old Suzanne Miller, who works on the tills in the local supermarket has also been 'flashed' Michael is reminded that he must keep the secret about his Ma. As tensions rise in the community, Michael soon begins to realise that things are not what they seem.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10302200
Cataloging source
BT
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1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Donnell, Lisa
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Family
  • Fear
  • Family secrets
Target audience
adult
Label
Closed doors, by Lisa O'Donnell
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000051844361
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
242 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780434022557
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Closed doors, by Lisa O'Donnell
Publication
Control code
000051844361
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
242 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780434022557
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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