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The Gooseberry

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Ellie Ferguson is fourteen, has red hair and lives in an Edinburgh tenement with her mother. At five feet eleven inches tall, she towers over her friends Davie and Isadora, and is always having to play gooseberry to Isadora and her boyfriends. When Ellie's mother announces she is going to remarry and move to a bungalow in the suburbs, the whole framework of Ellie's life is ...more
Paperback, Second, 160 pages
Published 1982 by Beaver Books (first published 1978)
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Lingard has written novels for both adults and children. She is probably most famous for the teenage-aimed Kevin and Sadie series, which have sold over one million copies and have been reprinted many times since.

Her first novel Liam's Daughter was an adult-orientated novel published in 1963. Her first children's novel was The Twelfth Day of July (the first of the five Kevin and Sadie books) in 197
More about Joan Lingard...
Across the Barricades (Kevin and Sadie, #2) The Twelfth Day of July (Kevin and Sadie, #1) Into Exile (Kevin and Sadie, #3) A Proper Place (Kevin and Sadie, #4) Hostages to Fortune (Kevin and Sadie, #5)

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