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The Resource The True Story of Maddie Bright

The True Story of Maddie Bright

Label
The True Story of Maddie Bright
Title
The True Story of Maddie Bright
Statement of responsibility
Mary-Rose MacColl
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1920, seventeen-year-old Maddie Bright gratefully accepts a job as a serving girl on the royal tour of Australia by Edward, Prince of Wales. Maddie's talents soon earn her the respect of Helen Burns, the prince's vivacious press secretary, and Rupert Waters, his most loyal man, and Maddie is in awe of Edward himself, the 'people's' prince.What starts as a desire to help her family, devastated by the recent war, becomes for Maddie a chance to work on something that matters. When the unthinkable happens, it is swift and life changing.Decades later, Maddie Bright is living in a ramshackle house in Paddington, Brisbane. She has Ed, her drunken and devoted neighbour, to talk to, the television news to shout at, and door-knocker religions to join. But when London journalist Victoria Byrd gets the sniff of a story that might lead to the true identity of a famously reclusive writer, Maddie's version of her own story may change.1920, 1981 and 1997: the strands twist across the seas and over two continents to build a compelling story of love and fame, motherhood and friendship. Set at key moments in the lives of two of the most loved and hated figures of the twentieth century, in Maddie Bright, a reader will find a friend and, by novel's close, that friend's true and moving story
Summary
In 1920, seventeen-year-old Maddie Bright is thrilled to take a job as a serving girl on the royal tour of Australia by Edward, Prince of Wales. She makes friends with Helen Burns, the prince's vivacious press secretary, and Rupert Waters, his most loyal man, and is in awe of Edward himself, the boy prince.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2019
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10763348
Cataloging source
SALS
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1961-
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MacColl, Mary-Rose
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Australian Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The True Story of Maddie Bright
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_620435
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760871116
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The True Story of Maddie Bright
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_620435
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760871116
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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