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Starry Night

(The Troubles #1)

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Winner of the Other Award. This is the first of three novels concerning the effects of living in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. Kathleen discovers that she is not her mother's child, but her sister Rose's and that Rose is pregnant again. Nothing is as clear as she once thought.
Published (first published January 1st 1986)
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erica
Mar 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: irish, childhood
My mum gave this to me as a gift when I was a kid, she brought it back from her trip to Ireland, and I remember reading it several times.

I'm surprised to now discover the author's name is actually a pen name for popular children's author Martin Waddell. As an adult I've also purchased his beautiful children's picture book, The Big Big Sea (illustrated by Jennifer Eachus).

I would like to go back and re-read this, now that I know it is part of a trilogy and deals with political life in Northern Ir
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