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0857523473
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
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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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Paperback:The heart's invisible furies:2017
Talking book - MP3:The heart's invisible furies:2018:Unabridged edition
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Total no. of loans: 1
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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: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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More editions / formats: Large print Paperback
0857523406
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Hardback:Beneath the earth:2015
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Doubleday
Resource type: Physical
304 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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0552775401
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Paperback:The absolutist:2012:New pbk. ed.
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Year 2012
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: New pbk. ed.
Publisher: Black Swan
Resource type: Physical
426 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Just OK. Quite good. Not nice characters. Lack-lustre. More of a chore than a joy to read. Interesti
05/11/15
Library Reviews
Surrey Live
More editions / formats: Hardback
0552778435
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Paperback:A history of loneliness:2015
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Black Swan
Resource type: Physical
470 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Well written but at times emotionally difficult to read.
06/12/17
Shillington WI
Bedford
More editions / formats: Hardback
0552778427
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Paperback:This house is haunted:2014
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Black Swan
Resource type: Physical
348 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1784161004
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Paperback:The heart's invisible furies:2017
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Black Swan
Resource type: Physical
700 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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This book stayed with me a long time, there was so much content. Really loved it.
28/03/19
babycakes
Staffordshire
More editions / formats: Talking book - MP3
1784161012
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Paperback:A ladder to the sky:2019
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Year 2019
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Black Swan
Resource type: Physical
433 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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More editions / formats: Hardback
055277541X
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Paperback:The house of special purpose:2010
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Year 2010
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Black Swan
Resource type: Physical
493 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0241376130
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Hardback:My brother's name is Jessica:2019
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Year 2019
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
246 pages ; 22 cm (hbk)
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0552570583
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Paperback:Stay where you are and then leave:2014
Author: Boyne, John, 1971-
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corgi Children's
Resource type: Physical
246 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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