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The Resource The true story of Maddie Bright, Mary-Rose MacColl

The true story of Maddie Bright, Mary-Rose MacColl

Label
The true story of Maddie Bright
Title
The true story of Maddie Bright
Statement of responsibility
Mary-Rose MacColl
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1920, at seventeen years of age, Maddie Bright takes a job as a serving girl on the Royal Tour of Australia by Edward, Prince of Wales. She meets the prince's young staff - his vivacious press secretary Helen Burns, his most loyal man Rupert Waters - and the prince himself - beautiful, boyish, godlike. Maddie might be on the adventure of a lifetime. Sixty-one years later, Maddie Bright is living a small life in a ramshackle house in Paddington, Brisbane. But an unlooked-for letter has arrived in the mail and there's news on the television from Buckingham Palace that makes her shout back at the screen. Maddie Bright's true story may change. In August 1997, London journalist Victoria Byrd is tasked by her editor with the job of finding the elusive M.A. Bright, author of the classic war novel of ill-fated love, Autumn Leaves. It seems Bright has written a second novel, and Victoria has been handed the scoop. Recently engaged to an American film star, Victoria is horrified by her own sudden celebrity and keen to escape to Australia to follow the story. Written with real warmth and wit, these three evocative strands twist across the seas and over two continents, intersecting with the lives of Edward and Diana, two of the most loved and hated figures of the twentieth century
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
YDX
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1961-
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MacColl, Mary-Rose
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Journalists
  • Friendship
  • Loyalty
  • Love
Target audience
adult
Label
The true story of Maddie Bright, Mary-Rose MacColl
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A spellbinding tale of friendship, love and loyalty" --Front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065130997
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
494 pages
Isbn
9781760295240
Lccn
be2019008843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1079005077
Label
The true story of Maddie Bright, Mary-Rose MacColl
Publication
Note
"A spellbinding tale of friendship, love and loyalty" --Front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065130997
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
494 pages
Isbn
9781760295240
Lccn
be2019008843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1079005077

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