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The Resource Minding Frankie, Maeve Binchy

Minding Frankie, Maeve Binchy

Label
Minding Frankie
Title
Minding Frankie
Statement of responsibility
Maeve Binchy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Noel and Lisa adore their little girl, Frankie, and with the help of their friends, Declan and Fiona, Lizzie and Muttie and Aidan and Signora, they work hard to give her a happy and secure home. But in fact neither of them are Frankie's parents. They are there first because of a promise, and they stayed because Frankie has become a life-line to them both. For Noel, looking after Frankie has been his salvation. An alcoholic, he knew nothing about Frankie until her mother told him she was pregnant, he was the father, and she needed him to take care of the baby. Lisa gave up a good job for the man she loved, determined to help him set up his business. But nothing turned out as expected. Not everyone is keen to support Noel and Lisa in their efforts. Marian is a social worker, and absolutely sure an ex-alcoholic is not a suitable parent. But her own life is not as straightforward as she would have everyone believe..
Summary
Baby Frankie is born into an unusual family. Her mother is desperate to find someone to take care of her child and she doesn't have much time. Noel doesn't seem to be the most promising of fathers but despite everything, he could well be Frankie's best hope. As for Lisa, she is prepared to give up everything for the man she loves; surely he's going to love her back? And Moira is having none of it. She knows what's right, and has the power to change the course of Frankie's life . . . but Moira is hiding secrets of her own. Minding Frankie is a story about unconventional families, relationships which aren't quite what they seem, and the child at the heart of everyone's lives.
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Writing style
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379306
Cataloging source
DLC
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1940-2012
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Binchy, Maeve
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Nonbiological mothers
  • Nonbiological fathers
  • Promises
  • Alcoholics
Target audience
adult
Label
Minding Frankie, Maeve Binchy
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000046053530
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
425 p.
Isbn
9781409113973
Isbn Type
(tpbk.)
Label
Minding Frankie, Maeve Binchy
Publication
Control code
000046053530
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
425 p.
Isbn
9781409113973
Isbn Type
(tpbk.)

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