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Books by Joan Lingard. It is hard to have a boyfriend or a girlfriend who have another belief. Released as a single, through the barricades entered the uk singles chart on 1 november and became the bands tenth and final top ten single. I read it so long ago I can no longer most of the plot, but I am certain it has influenced some of my outlook on li GoodReads has recommended this as a result of my having logged a Jilly Cooper book, which I don’t understand. Another way, is the barricades between Catholics and Protestants in peoples minds. But Tommy is angry at Linda because she said that to his parents. They leave on the boat to start a new life together in London.

I couldnt get straight into the book but i read on and i found that i read nearly pages in one night. They agree to meet only at his place from now on. McCoy had a baby. Across the barricades movie trailer by andy dickerson. Away from the sounds of gunfire and bombs. She is an old schoolfriend of Sadie and they live in the same street. Re-reading it as an adult has brought on such a wave of emotions.

The next day he meets Sadie again. Belfast, Northern Ireland United Kingdom. The ‘Maggie’ quartet is set in Scotland and comprises of: Gaurideath symbolizes the enduring source of energy that lies in purity, peace, goodness and unselfishness.

The details were blunt without being graphic, making a good bo News of the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland dominated my childhood and teen years, so I find it interesting that there aren’t more books set in that time and place. She is probably most famous for the teenage-aimed Kevin and Sadie series, which have sold over one million copies and have been reprinted many times since.

Across the Barricades

She barricades herself, but as time passes she finds the wolf less and less frightening. He and his wife Moira are the neighbours of Mr Blake. However, though the inspiration for Lingard’s novel came from her father’s naval trip, the story itself is fictional, focusing on the experiences of the wife left behind in Edinburgh. Kevin and Sadie used to be enemies but now at 17 and 18 years old, they meet again and end up falling in love at a time when no-one wants them to be together.


Very much a modern Northern Irish twist on the traditional Romeo and Juliet story, the book is aimed at young adults but can be enjoyed by readers of any age.

I was sad near the end of the book as I had forgotten one of the things that did happen and it is quite heartbreaking. Lists with This Book. Lingard has also written historical novels, and much of this work is inspired lingxrd her own family history and that of her husband, who had to flee Latvia with his family in when the Russians invaded. But around the corner there is danger for him.

No Catholic boy and Protestant girl can go out together – not without dangerous consequences. Feb 28, Maria rated it it was amazing. Its not helpful if you don’t write a proper review with a lot more detail.

Kelly’s for work he sees Brian. She is an old schoolfriend of Sadie and they live in the same street.

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This is a great introduction for preteens and older to terrorism and the IRA. She is pregnant with her ninth child. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He gets into a lot of trouble by helping them. Other themes include the preservation and protection of animals and birds, as appearing in The Egg Thievesand the ‘Tilly’ books – Tilly and the Wild Goatsand Tilly and the Badgers I couldn’t relate, my area was nice and quite and mixed.


We can also observe the Protestants and the Catholics blaming their problems on each other. The Maggie novels, like much of Lingard’s fiction, intertwine past and present as characters carry a strong sense of their roots and family history.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This theme is used in films, novels and on other ways all over the world. The story is based in Belfast during the Troubles and tells the story of two kids who are on different sides of the sectarian divide, whose relationship blossoms when it shouldn’t.

Brian says he has to talk with him.

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Joan Lingard describes the situation between the Catholics and the Protestants in Northern Ireland in a very realistic way. Aug 19, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold on you, and the right to ask us to correct any inaccuracies fipm that information.

The couple are very upset after this, especially Sadie, who is blaming herself for the happening.

When he is almost home he meets Brian. Feb 18, Isabella rated it liked it. It was getting late and they hurried to the bus, but they were too late and the last bus had already left.