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BX00121755
Book:The boy in the striped pyjamas; John Boyne:2012 Book The boy in the striped pyjamas; John Boyne
The boy in the striped pyjamas; John Boyne
Author: Boyne, John
Year: 2012
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: F
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Vintage, 2012
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9780099572862
Notes:
Originally published: Oxford: David Fickling, 2006
A story of innocence existing within the most terrible evil, this is the fictional tale of two young boys caught up in events beyond their control.
Series: Vintage classics
Extent: 223 pages, 19 cm, pbk
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Book:My brother's name is Jessica:2020 Book
Author: Boyne, John
Year: 2020
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Puffin
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: UK: Puffin, 2019 Sam Waver's life has always been pretty quiet. A bit of a loner, he struggles to make friends, and his busy parents often make him feel invisible. Luckily for Sam, his older brother, Jason, has always been there for him. Sam idolises Jason, who seems to have life sorted - he's kind, popular, amazing at football, and girls are falling over themselves to date him. But then one evening Jason calls his family together to tell them that he's been struggling with a secret for a long time. A secret which quickly threatens to tear them all apart. His parents don't want to know and Sam simply doesn't understand. Because what do you do when your brother says he's not your brother at all? That he thinks he's actually your sister?
256 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0552778427
Book:This house is haunted:2014 Book
Author: Boyne, John
Year: 2014
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Black Swan
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2013 1867. Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall on a dark and chilling night. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her from behind into the path of an approaching train. She is only saved by the vigilance of a passing doctor. When she finally arrives, shaken, at the hall she is greeted by the two children in her care, Isabella and Eustace. There are no parents, no adults at all, and no one to represent her mysterious employer. The children offer no explanation. Later that night in her room, a second terrifying experience further reinforces the sense that something is very wrong.
348 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1784164186
Book:A traveller at the gates of wisdom:2021 Book
Author: Boyne, John
Year: 2021
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Black Swan
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2020 Some stories are universal. They play out across human history. And time is the river which will flow through them. It starts with a family, a family which will mutate. For now, it is a father, mother and two sons. One with his father's violence in his blood. One who lives his mother's artistry. One leaves. One stays. They will be joined by others whose deeds will change their fate. It is a beginning. Their stories will intertwine and evolve over the course of two thousand years - they will meet again and again at different times and in different places. From distant Palestine at the dawn of the first millennium to a life amongst the stars in the third. While the world will change around them, their destinies will remain the same. It must play out as foretold. It is written.
xiii, 444 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0857523473
Book:The heart's invisible furies:2017 Book
Author: Boyne, John
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Doubleday
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Cyril Avery is not a real Avery - or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from - and over his three score years and ten, will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country and much more.
592 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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A fabulous novel. The story of Cyril from conception to his old age with so much humour, humility an
17/06/18
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0552573507
Book:The boy at the top of the mountain:2016 Book
Author: Boyne, John
Year: 2016
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Corgi
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2015 When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his Aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy household at the top of the German mountains. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler. Quickly, Pierrot is taken under Hitler's wing, and is thrown into an increasingly dangerous new world: a world of terror, secrets and betrayal, from which he may never be able to escape.
214 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0385616066
Book:The House of Special Purpose:2009 Book
Author: Boyne, John
Year: 2009
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Doubleday
Physical or Electronic: Physical
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0385611668
Book:Mutiny on the Bounty:2008 Book
Author: Boyne, John
Year: 2008
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Doubleday
Physical or Electronic: Physical
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0552778435
Book:A history of loneliness:2015 Book
Author: Boyne, John
Year: 2015
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Black Swan
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2014 Odran Yates enters Clonliffe Seminary in 1972 after his mother informs him that he has a vocation to the priesthood. He goes in full of ambition and hope, dedicated to his studies and keen to make friends. Forty years later, Odran's devotion has been challenged by the revelations that have shattered the Irish people's faith in the church. He has seen friends stand trial, colleagues jailed, the lives of young parishioners destroyed and has become nervous of venturing out in public for fear of disapproving stares and insulting remarks. But when a family tragedy opens wounds from his past, he is forced to confront the demons that have raged within a once respected institution and recognise his own complicity in their propagation.
470 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Well written but at times emotionally difficult to read.
06/12/17
Shillington WI
0552572063
Book:Noah Barleywater runs away:2014 Book
Author: Boyne, John
Year: 2014
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Corgi
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: Oxford: David Fickling Books, 2010 Eight-year-old Noah's problems seem easier to deal with if he doesn't think about them. So he runs away, taking an untrodden path through the forest. Before long he come across a shop. But this is no ordinary shop. It is a toyshop, full of the most amazing toys, and brimming with the most wonderful magic.
221 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Book:A ladder to the sky:2019 Book
Author: Boyne, John
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Black Swan
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2018 A psychological drama of cat and mouse, 'A Ladder to the Sky' shows how easy it is to achieve the world if you are prepared to sacrifice your soul. If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere. They don't even have to be your own. Or so would-be writer Maurice Swift decides very early on in his career. A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann gives him an opportunity to ingratiate himself with someone more powerful than him. For Erich is lonely, and he has a story to tell. Whether or not he should do so is another matter entirely. Once Maurice has made his name, he sets off in pursuit of other people's stories. He doesn't care where he finds them - or to whom they belong - as long as they help him rise to the top.
433 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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