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The Resource Me & Rory Macbeath, Richard Beasley

Me & Rory Macbeath, Richard Beasley

Label
Me & Rory Macbeath
Title
Me & Rory Macbeath
Statement of responsibility
Richard Beasley
Title variation
Me and Rory Macbeath
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Adelaide, 1977. The year Elvis died. And the year twelve-year-old Jake Taylor meets Rory Macbeath. Until then, Jake's world was small, revolving around his street, his school, and the courthouse where his mum, Harry, was a barrister. His best friend lives only a few houses away. For them daylight is for spinning a cricket ball, riding bikes around the neighbourhood and swimming at the pool until their skin is wrinkled and the zinc on their noses has washed away. But then Rory Macbeath moves into the red-brick house at the end of Rose Avenue and everything changes
Summary
A moving coming-of-age novel, with a cast of characters to fall in love with. Rory Macbeath materialised at the top of our street early one summer morning. Looking back now, all these years later, the weeks that followed still seem like the longest summer of my life. Adelaide, 1977. The year Elvis died. And the year twelve-year-old Jake Taylor meets Rory Macbeath. Until then, Jake's world was small, revolving around his street, his school, and the courthouse where his mum, Harry, was a barrister. His best friend lives only a few houses away. For them daylight is for spinning a cricket ball, riding bikes around the neighbourhood and swimming at the pool until their skin is wrinkled and the zinc on their noses has washed away. But then Rory Macbeath moves into the red-brick house at the end of Rose Avenue and everything changes. At first Jake has his doubts about Rory. But after long days and nights of swimming, fishing and daring each other into trouble, Jake discovers Rory has talents and courage beyond anyone he's ever known. Then, early one evening, Rory disappears. And everyone on Rose Avenue is about to discover why. For Jake and Rory, nothing will ever be the same.
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10203734
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beasley, Richard
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Crime
  • Family violence
Target audience
adult
Label
Me & Rory Macbeath, Richard Beasley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000049919609
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 371 pages
Isbn
9780733630309
Isbn Type
(paperback) :
Label
Me & Rory Macbeath, Richard Beasley
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000049919609
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 371 pages
Isbn
9780733630309
Isbn Type
(paperback) :

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