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The orchard on fire

By: Mackay, Shena

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Part of the Virago Modern Classics series
0349007217 / 9780349007212
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823.914
07/04/2016
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England
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20 cm 272 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Heinemann, 1995.

'What made the orchard miraculous was an abandoned railway carriage, set down as if by magic, its wheels gone, anchored by long grass and nettles.

Ruby and I stared at it and each other . . . dark-windowed, out of place in a thicket of thorns, it was the perfect hide-out, house, the camp of our dreams'When April's parents move from London to rural Kent she makes her first best friend.

With flame-haired, fearless Ruby, April shares secrets, dares and laughter.

But Ruby has secrets of her own -bruises that she hides. Also seeking April's friendship is old Mr Greenidge, immaculate in his linen suit, with eyes like blue glass.

He follows her around the village with his beguiling dachshund, and wants to learn everything about her.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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