Across the Barricades: A Kevin and Sadie Story

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Penguin Books Limited, Aug 7, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages

Kevin and Sadie just want to be together, but it's not that simple. Things are bad in Belfast. Soldiers walk the streets and the city is divided. No Catholic boy and Protestant girl can go out together - not without dangerous consequences . . .

The second of Joan Lingard's ground-breaking Kevin and Sadie books

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User Review  - Treesa - LibraryThing

I really liked this and it was enlightening on the violence that occurred in Ireland over religion. Kevin and Sadie are very memorable and their respective families. Kevin's friend who gets involved ... Read full review

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User Review  - Traceygilbert - LibraryThing

I read this book as a teenager and remember being enthralled by it. It is a coming of age story set in Northern Ireland during 'the troubles'. Kevin and Sadie come form different sides of the track ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Joan Lingard was born in Edinburgh and grew up in Belfast where she lived until she was eighteen. She began to write when she was eleven years old and always wanted to be a writer. She is particularly well-known for the Kevin and Sadie titles, beginning with THE TWELFTH DAY OF JULY, which are set against the troubled background of Ireland. Joan was given an MBE for distinguished service to children's literature. She lives in Edinburgh.

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