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Gillian Avery

Postby pete9012S » 05 Apr 2017, 09:03

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Published 1977.
Huck's family were a trial to her, but now she had a time machine. Could she send her family back in time and return them again more livable-with?


One of my wife's favourite books as a child.She asked me to try and get it for her many years ago pre-internet.
There was only a very expensive Australian edition available back then.
Tried again today and voilà - bought a very good condition hard backed first edition from amazon uk for 1p plus £2.80 postage!

Anyone read the book/her other work? I've never read the book and I'm really looking forward to reading it.
Gillian Avery seems to be a well respected children's author.
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Re: Gillian Avery

Postby Daisy » 05 Apr 2017, 09:05

I have that book on my shelves but it's so long since I read it I can't remember anything about it! Time for a re-read I guess.
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Re: Gillian Avery

Postby Tony Summerfield » 05 Apr 2017, 09:46

I have had A Likely Lad sitting up in my bedroom on the 'waiting to be read' pile for about three years! I also have her first book, The Warden's Niece, and both these books made the Carnegie Shortlist. A Likely Lad was also the Guardian winner in 1972. If only I had more time to read, perhaps when I retire! :roll:
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Re: Gillian Avery

Postby pete9012S » 05 Apr 2017, 16:33

Yes,Tony - so many books and so little time.
Nigel has recently informed us that when you retire you have even less time on your hands.What a swizz!! :shock:
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