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The Resource The true story of Maddie Bright, Mary-Rose MacColl

The true story of Maddie Bright, Mary-Rose MacColl

Label
The true story of Maddie Bright
Title
The true story of Maddie Bright
Statement of responsibility
Mary-Rose MacColl
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1920, seventeen-year-old Maddie Bright is thrilled to take a job as a serving girl on the royal tour of Australia by Edward, Prince of Wales. She makes friends with Helen Burns, the prince's vivacious press secretary, and Rupert Waters, his most loyal man, and is in awe of Edward himself, the boy prince. For Maddie, who longs to be a journalist like Helen, what starts as a desire to help her family after the devastation of war becomes a chance to work on something that matters. When the unthinkable happens, it is swift and life changing. Decades later, Maddie Bright is living in a ramshackle house in Paddington, Brisbane. She has Ed, her devoted neighbour, to talk to, the television news to shout at, and door-knocker religions to join. But when London journalist Victoria Byrd gets the sniff of a story that might lead to the true identity of a famously reclusive writer, Maddie's version of her own story may change. 1920, 1981 and 1997: the strands twist across the seas and over two continents, to build a compelling story of love and fame, motherhood and friendship. Set at key moments in the lives of two of the most loved and hated figures of the twentieth century, in Maddie Bright, a reader will find a friend, and by novel's close, that friend's true and moving story
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacColl, Mary-Rose
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women journalists
  • Friendship
  • Love
  • Loyalty
  • Australian fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The true story of Maddie Bright, Mary-Rose MacColl
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A spellbinding tale of friendship, love and loyalty" --Front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
23248445
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
494 pages
Isbn
9781760295240
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019008843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The true story of Maddie Bright, Mary-Rose MacColl
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A spellbinding tale of friendship, love and loyalty" --Front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
23248445
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
494 pages
Isbn
9781760295240
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019008843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

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      215 Wright Street, Cloverdale, 6105, AU
      -31.96206 115.93403
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