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Brian Gallagher - Taking Sides: A Boy. A Girl. A Nation Torn Apart. - 9781847172792 - 9781847172792
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Taking Sides: A Boy. A Girl. A Nation Torn Apart.

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Description for Taking Sides: A Boy. A Girl. A Nation Torn Apart. Paperback. Dublin, 1922. Working class Annie Reilly is thrilled to win a scholarship to Eccles Street School. Through a classmate she meets Peter Scanlon, a student in Belvedere College. Peter sides with the rebels in the Civil War and carries messages for them. When Annie's life is threatened, he has to decide where his loyalties lie. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: 5AK; YFT. Category: (J) Children / Juvenile. Dimension: 195 x 143 x 14. Weight in Grams: 190.
In the Dublin of 1922 with Civil War about to break out, working class Annie Reilly is thrilled to win a scholarship to Eccles Street Convent School. A little frozen out by her old friends, yet not wholly accepted by all of her new classmates, she is pleased to be befriended by Susie O'Neill an easy-going girl from a much more comfortable background. Through Susie's brother, Annie meets Peter Scanlon, a neighbour of the O'Neill's and a pupil at Belvedere college. Having been radicalised by the execution of Kevin Barry, another Belvedere pupil, Peter becomes involved with the rebels who ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Publisher
The O'Brien Press
Condition
New
Number of Pages
224
Place of Publication
Dublin, Ireland
ISBN
9781847172792
SKU
9781847172792
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 2 to 4 working days
Ref
99-1

About Brian Gallagher
BRIAN GALLAGHER was born in Dublin. He is a full-time writer whose plays and short stories have been produced in Ireland, Britain and Canada. He has worked extensively in radio and television, writing many dramas and documentaries. Brian is the author of four adult novels, and his other books of historical fiction for young readers ... Read more

Reviews for Taking Sides: A Boy. A Girl. A Nation Torn Apart.
'an involving, exciting read ... a first class adventure'
Carousel Magazine 'the themes of loyalty, friendship and the class divide are dealt with thoroughly against the vivid historical backcloth'
School Librarian Magazine 'Gripping right from its first page ... surpasses it [Across the Divide] in dramatic action and storytelling skill'
Evening Echo 'Gallagher writes well evoking the ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for Taking Sides: A Boy. A Girl. A Nation Torn Apart.


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