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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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Joan Lingard was born in Edinburgh, in the Old Town, but grew up in Belfast where she lived until she was 18. She attended Strandtown Primary and then got a scholarship into Bloomfied Collegiate. She has three daughters and five grandchildren, and now lives in Edinburgh with her Canadian husband.

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