Kevin and Sadie just want to be together, but it’s not that simple. Things are bad in Belfast. Soldiers walk the streets and the city is divided. No Catholic boy and Protestant girl can go out together - not without dangerous consequences. So what will happen if they insist on seeing each other? A powerful, gripping love story set against the troubled background of Northern Ireland, from acclaimed author Joan Lingard.
Tom is adopted. But he’s always known about it, and always considered himself special.His parents have chosen him above anyone else. But with the arrival of a new baby on the scene, Tom isn’t so sure he’s all that special any more, and he retreats from his parents into his hideaway tree house. Now his parents have to show him how much they want and love him, and he has to learn to accept the arrival of a new baby sister....
Sadie is Protestant, Kevin is Catholic – and on the tense streets of Belfast their lives collide. It starts with a dare – kids fooling around – but soon becomes something dangerous. Getting to know Sadie Jackson will change Kevin’s life forever. But will the world around them change too? This is the first book in the Kevin and Sadie series from acclaimed author Joan Lingard.
"Still a good read..."
Tilly and her mother are soon to be homeless. But they're not the only ones in need of a new home. When Tilly discovers that the wild goats are going to lose their land, too, she's determined to find a solution - for them both. But will Tilly be able to save the day? Or will she be too late?
Who is making badgers fight dogs for sport near Tilly's home? Do the new boy at school and his family have anything to do with it? Tilly and William are determined to find out.
Every cloud is supposed to have a silver lining, but have you ever heard of a coat with one? When Sam and Seb’s mother, Isabella, discovers a coat lined with a thousand pounds in her own second-hand clothes shop, she doesn’t know what to do with it. And money isn’t their only problem. There’s Granny, who falls in and out of love with a butcher, and then there’s the saga of Seb and Viola - will he ever ask her out?
"Heartwarming tale told by friends"
When Holly's mother puts her on the Edinburgh train in the care of a complete stranger, who happens to be a children's author, none of them have any idea of what is going to happen. The following weeks will be unlike anything Holly has known before.
It is 1939. Spain is shattered by civil war. Nick's father left home to fight on the losing side three years ago; he never returned. Now Nick has gone after him crossing illegally into Spain, trying to get information.
Seb and his sister Sam live in a narrow Edinburgh street, full of second-hand shops. At the start of this collection of stories, Seb and Sam are looking forward to a holiday in the Greek islands with their parents, Isabella and Torquil.
Mr and Mrs Bigsby of the Pig and Whistle, Stoke Newington, already look after 10 children. When Constable O'Drowd brings them an 11th orphan found on the streets, Ma Bigsby is reluctant to take her. But there's something about Elfie, it's the first day of a new century and Ma loves a mystery. Just why does Elifie possess a little watercolour of the Pig and Whistle? As the mystery unfolds, Elfie's world will change completely.
Willa was tired of her life; going dancing was the only thing she had to look forward to. But then she met Tommy Costello. With no family of her own, Willa longed for unity, love and adventure. Tommy appeared to offer her all of that. But after falling pregnant and having a somewhat rushed marriage, Willa finds herself beginning to doubt her feelings.