The Twelfth Day of July by Joan Lingard

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Living in Belfast with the twin problems of prejudice and violence. (‘Prod') Sadie and (‘Mick') Kevin are friends despite the barricades and the slogan daubed walls. Both are determined to break away from their entrenched families and find some middle ground. Funny but with serious overtones.
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The Twelfth Day of July by Joan Lingard

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 of Joan Lingard's ground-breaking Kevin and Sadie books.

About the Author

Joan Lingard
Joan Lingard is a versatile and prolific author whose novels for children and adults turn upon challenging themes, often the struggle for individual freedom in the face of social conflict and fragmentation. Belfast, where she lived from the age of two to eighteen, is the setting for The File on Fraulein Berg (1980), Dark Shadows (1998) and the 'Kevin and Sadie quintet', in which the young protagonists form relationships across the religious divide. The 'Maggie quartet' is set in Glasgow and the Highlands of Scotland, while The Gooseberry (1978), Rags and Riches (1988) and Glad Rags (1990) are set in Edinburgh, where Joan Lingard was born and now lives. Her husband's experiences in the contrasting cultures of Latvia and Canada has inspired several novels, including After Colette (1993). Natasha's Will (2000) moves between the Russian Revolution and the comparatively mild political transition that is taking place in contemporary Scotland. Joan Lingard has won a number of major awards for children's writing, and was awarded an MBE in 1998.

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128 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Publication date

30th March 1995



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