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Hardback:The heart's invisible furies / John Boyne:2017 The heart's invisible furies / John Boyne
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Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Classification: AF
Category: Fiction
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780857523471
Notes:
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.
Ireland, History, 20th century, Fiction
Ireland, History, 21st century, Fiction
GNR, General, ukslc
Pages 589 pages
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London : Doubleday, 2017
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A fabulous novel. The story of Cyril from conception to his old age with so much humour, humility and unmistakably Irish. Cyril is so personable & likeable as we understand his childhood with adoptive parents (always stressed, he is not s proper Avery). Not only Cyril's story though it's a history of Ireland from the 1940's to present day, clearly stating the rampant inequality, religious intolerance, attitudes to homosexuality and LGBT issues. The power and influence that the Catholic Church had and probably still has in Ireland is clearly shown. The shocking cruelty of the Catholic Church in the opening chapter and the awful incident to Mrs Hennessy and what happened to her baby. By the end Cyril despite everything he's been through finds some happiness, a story of love, misery, heartache and hope, highly recommended and much to discuss if chosen for a BC read.
17/06/18
scottcarol
Telford
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Paperback:Mutiny on the Bounty:2009:New pbk. ed.
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Year 2009
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: New pbk. ed.
Publisher: Black Swan
Resource type: Physical
540 p., maps ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:The second child:2009
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Year 2009
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Shortlist
Resource type: Physical
1. - v.(large print) (pbk)
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Large print:The house of special purpose:2010:Large print ed
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Year 2010
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Edition: Large print ed
Publisher: Paragon
Resource type: Physical
520 p. (large print) ; 25 cm (pbk)
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Large print:The absolutist:2012:Large type ed.
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Year 2012
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Edition: Large type ed.
Publisher: Paragon
Resource type: Physical
448 p. (large print) ; 25 cm (pbk)
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1408468689
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Hardback:Noah Barleywater runs away:2011.:Unabridged.
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Year 2011.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd, [distributor] TBS The Book Service Ltd, [distributor] HarperCollins Publishers Pty Ltd, [distributor] HarperCollins New Zealand, [distributor] Booktalk (Pty) Ltd (Parkhurst)
Resource type: Physical
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eBook:The heart's invisible furies:2017
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Resource type: Electronic
1 online resource (592 pages) (ePub ebook)
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eBook:The boy in the striped pyjamas:2008
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Year 2008
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Definitions
Resource type: Electronic
215 p.
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A good book, told in a child's eye. Read with my 8 and 10 year old children who both really enjoyed
18/11/17
mrscancerian
Luton
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Paperback:Beneath the earth, stories:2016
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Black Swan
Resource type: Physical
271 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:The thief of time:2010
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Year 2010
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Black Swan
Resource type: Physical
522 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:The boy in the striped pyjamas, a fable:2014
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Definitions
Resource type: Physical
224 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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