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The Resource Beware This Boy

Beware This Boy

Label
Beware This Boy
Title
Beware This Boy
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Subject
Summary
November, 1940. Tom Tyler, Detective Inspector of the small Shropshire town of Whitchurch, is a troubled man. The preceding summer had been a dark one for Britain, and even darker for Tom's own family and personal life. So he jumps at the opportunity to help out in the nearby city of Birmingham, where an explosion in a munitions factory has killed or badly injured several of the young women who have taken on dangerous work in support of the war effort.At first, it seems more than likely the explosion was an accident, and Tom has only been called in because the forces are stretched thin. But as he talks to the employees of the factory, inner divisions — between the owner and his employees, between unionists and workers who fear communist infiltration — begin to appear. Put that together with an AWOL young soldier who unwittingly puts all those he loves at risk and a charming American documentary filmmaker who may be much more than he seems, and you have a page-turning novel that bears all the hallmarks of Maureen Jennings' extraordinary talent: a multi-faceted mystery, vivid characters, snappy dialogue, and a pitch-perfect sense of the era of the Blitz, when the English were pushed to their limits and responded with a courage and resilience that still inspires
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Jennings, Maureen
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dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Mystery
  • Fiction
Label
Beware This Boy
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:51689891-d389-48a4-ac6b-a60451aa21d3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780771043147
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Beware This Boy
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:51689891-d389-48a4-ac6b-a60451aa21d3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780771043147
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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