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The family string, Denise Picton

Label
The family string
Title
The family string
Statement of responsibility
Denise Picton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Meet Dorcas, a spirited 12-year-old struggling to contain her irrepressible humour and naughty streak in a family of Christadelphians in 1960s Adelaide. She is her mother's least favourite child and always at the bottom of the order on the family's string of beads that she and her younger siblings Ruthy and Caleb reorder according to their mother's ever-changing moods. Dorcas, an aspiring vet, dreams of having a dog, or failing that, a guinea pig named Thruppence. Ruthy wants to attend writing school, and Caleb wants to play footy with the local team. But Christadelphians aren't allowed to be 'of the world' and when their older brother Daniel is exiled to door knock and spread the good word in New South Wales after being caught making out with Esther Dawlish at youth camp, each try their hardest to suppress their dreams for a bigger life. But for a girl like Dorcas, dreams have a habit of surfacing at the most inopportune moments, and as she strives to be the daughter her mother desires, a chain of mishaps lead to a tragedy no one could have foreseen
Cataloging source
QBOO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Picton, Denise
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Family secrets
  • Girls
  • Families
  • Christadelphians
  • Adelaide (S.A.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The family string, Denise Picton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
'Meet Dorcas... irrepressible, loveable, and her mother's least favourite child..." -- 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
000071273081
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
329 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781761150661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1301474321
Label
The family string, Denise Picton
Publication
Copyright
Note
'Meet Dorcas... irrepressible, loveable, and her mother's least favourite child..." -- 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
000071273081
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
329 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781761150661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1301474321

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