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Barry and the Fairies of Miller Street

2.78 of 5 stars 2.78  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  2 reviews
It's 1953 and Barry has been sent to stay with Nan and Pop during the school holidays while his mum waits for the new baby. Barry is six-and-three-quarters and 22 Miller Street - the last house Pop built on the West Preston street - proves full of novel experiences: there's going shopping across the Hump at dawn with Nan Dickens ('good isn't it, height,' she says, advising ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Hardie Grant Books
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Note: I was given an ARC of this book by Hardie Grant as part of their book club, but it is an honest review.

Barry and the Fairies of Miller Street by Barry Dickins and Jenny Lee is a complete treasure of a book with a unique recipe. Take a heap of spirit and combine with genuinely written, full-bodied, wonderfully flawed characters. Add intrigue, family drama and a tipple of dastardly villains to keep you flicking through the pages. Stir in keen observational humour and adventure, then finish w
Won this book from Stephanie at 'Read in a single sitting' blog! Received 25.5.12
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