The Resource The torch, Peter Twohig

The torch, Peter Twohig

Label
The torch
Title
The torch
Statement of responsibility
Peter Twohig
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Melbourne, 1960: Mrs Blayney and her twelve year old son live in South Richmond. At least, they did, until their house burnt down. The prime suspect - one Keith Aloysius Gonzaga Kavanagh, also aged 12 - has mysteriously disappeared. Our narrator, the Blayney kid, sets off on a covert mission to find young Keith, who he privately dubs 'Flame Boy', to save him from the small army of irate locals - not to mention his mother - who want to see him put away. Flame Boy has not only made himself scarce, but he's done so with a very important briefcase of secrets, which the kid is keen to get hold of for his grandfather, a shady character who has some secrets of his own. But the kid has got a lot going on: he's also organising a new gang of kids; coping with the ups and downs of having a girl friend (who likes to kiss - a lot); trying to avoid Keith's dangerous prison-escapee father, Fergus Kavanagh, also an arsonist, who is suspected of selling secrets to the Russians; and all the while wondering how he can get his hands on the most beautiful object in the world: the Melbourne Olympic Torch
Summary
Melbourne, 1960: Mrs Blayney and her twelve year old son live in South Richmond. At least, they did, until their house burnt down. The prime suspect - one Keith Aloysius Gonzaga Kavanagh, also aged 12 - has mysteriously disappeared. Our narrator, the Blayney kid, sets off on a covert mission to find young Keith, who he privately dubs 'Flame Boy', to save him from the small army of irate locals - not to mention his mother - who want to see him put away. Flame Boy has not only made himself scarce, but he's done so with a very important briefcase of secrets, which the kid is keen to get hold of for his grandfather, a shady character who has some secrets of his own. But the kid has got a lot going on: he's also organising a new gang of kids; coping with the ups and downs of having a girl friend (who likes to kiss - a lot); trying to avoid Keith's dangerous prison-escapee father, Fergus Kavanagh, also an arsonist, who is suspected of selling secrets to the Russians; and all the while wondering how he can get his hands on the most beautiful object in the world: the Melbourne Olympic Torch
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Writing style
Character
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10448544
Cataloging source
QPPL
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Twohig, Peter
Dewey number
823.4
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Nineteen sixties
  • Arson
  • Arson
  • Melbourne (Vic.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The torch, Peter Twohig
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Control code
000053361012
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
459 pages
Isbn
9780732299019
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)890197586
Label
The torch, Peter Twohig
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Control code
000053361012
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
459 pages
Isbn
9780732299019
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)890197586

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