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Fibs. Signed copy

Cate, Dick

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ISBN 10: 0575049014 / ISBN 13: 9780575049017
Edité par Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1990
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : VG : in very good condition Couverture rigide
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160pp. With rubbed dust jacket Signed by author on title page. N° de réf. du libraire g0745a

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Titre : Fibs. Signed copy

Éditeur : Victor Gollancz Ltd, London

Date d'édition : 1990

Reliure : Red hardback cloth cover

Etat du livre :VG : in very good condition

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : First Edition.

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The battle for Foxcover Wood is finally resolved in this fifth and final novel in the humorous "Billy Robinson" series, set in a Northern mining community. Billy is suspected of throwing fireworks on the bonfire, and also grows fond of Emma, but is reluctant to admit his feelings to the gang.

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Grade 6-8-- Adolescent Billy Robinson reckons with peer pressure, male chauvinism, and self-identity in this final series novel of daily life in a northern England mining town. Despite the taunts of his boyhood gang, Billy befriends and defends Emma Ward, who demonstrates her independence as the lone female cricket player on the school team. With humor and candor, Cate offers glimpses into working class families and community. Billy's "mam" is determined to fortify her bank account and ego despite her husband's objections by finding work outside her home; several children escape the limitations and harsh realities of their home life by spending time with a local "hippie" family; a core of local residents launch a protest to halt development of Foxcover Wood. Billy is a keen observer. He realizes that suppressing one's true abilities, feelings, and opinions leads to the frustration and unhappiness that surround him. Characters are well drawn, both in words and pen-and-ink, and dialogue is realistic and lively. American readers may stumble over the profusion of Briticisms, but the issues of gender roles and responsibilities, lying to protect friends, and recognizing individual worth are universal. --Gerry Larson, Chewning Junior High School, Durham, NC
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