The Resource The Nancys

The Nancys

Label
The Nancys
Title
The Nancys
Statement of responsibility
Robert McDonald
Creator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Funny, dark and above all, heart-warming, The Nancys is a celebration of what's important in life - which is family, friendship and also: makeovers. R.W.R. McDonald's novel is face-paced, clever and full of wit and repartee. McDonald pays homage to the novel's namesake Nancy Drew, but adds elements of RuPaul and Shirley Barrett's The Bus on Thursday. The result is a work of fiction that is smart, darkly comic and, in the very best of ways, completely bizarre.' - Katherine Collette, author of The Helpline'A delight - moving and hilarious. I loved every minute I spent with these characters.' - Paddy O'Reilly'How does The Nancys manage to be both sharp and blackly funny, but also uplifting and sweet?' - Toni JordanTippy Chan is eleven and lives in a small town in a very quiet part of the world - the place her Uncle Pike escaped from the first chance he got as a teenager. Now Pike is back with his new boyfriend Devon to look after Tippy while her mum's on a cruise.Tippy is in love with her uncle's old Nancy Drew books, especially the early ones where Nancy was sixteen and did whatever she wanted. She wants to be Nancy and is desperate to solve a real mystery. When her teacher's body is found beside Riverstone's only traffic light, Tippy's moment has arrived. She and her minders form The Nancys, a secret amateur detective club.But what starts as a bonding and sightseeing adventure quickly morphs into something far more dangerous. A wrongful arrest, a close call with the murderer, and an intervention from Tippy's mum all conspire against The Nancys. But regardless of their own safety, and despite the constant distraction of questionable fashion choices in the town that style forgot, The Nancys know only they can stop the killer from striking again.The Nancys is gripping and glorious, a heart-warming novel for anyone who's ever felt they were on the outside looking in. At its heart it is about the family we make and how we must summon the courage to face the truth, no matter what the cost may be
Summary
Tippy Chan is eleven and lives in a small town in a very quiet part of the world - the place her Uncle Pike escaped from the first chance he got as a teenager. Now Pike is back with his new boyfriend Devon to look after Tippy while her mum's on a cruise.
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Character
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Cataloging source
SALS
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McDonald, R.W.R
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Nancys
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:48dbfe44-9075-4140-ba8c-6789ff81643f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781760871413
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Nancys
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:48dbfe44-9075-4140-ba8c-6789ff81643f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760871413
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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