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The fire-eaters

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Published by Thorndike Press in Waterville, Me .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Large type books.,
    • Conduct of life -- Fiction.,
    • Hope -- Fiction.,
    • Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 -- Fiction.,
    • Large type books.,
    • Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.

    • About the Edition

      In 1962 England, despite observing his father"s illness and the suffering of the fire-eating Mr. McNulty, as well as enduring abuse at school and the stress of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Bobby Burns and his family and friends still find reasons to rejoice in their lives and to have hope for the future.

      Edition Notes

      StatementDavid Almond.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ7.A448 Fi 2005
      The Physical Object
      Pagination239 p. ;
      Number of Pages239
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3395518M
      ISBN 100786276959
      LC Control Number2005007286

      The Fire-Eaters by Eric H. Walther ISBN ISBN Hardcover; Baton Rouge, La: Louisiana State University Press, ; ISBN


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