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Loving April By Melvin Burgess

Loving April
by Melvin Burgess

Someone mad was screaming at them from the upstairs window of a house next to the station. It was a girl. 'Oh, that's April. Don't mind her, Deaf and dumb, see.' Abandoned by his father to a life of poverty, Tony is angry with everyone, and desperately lonely. April Dean, the deaf girl, needs friends too.
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Loving April by Melvin Burgess

Someone mad was screaming at them from the upstairs window of a house next to the station. It was a girl. 'Oh, that's April. Don't mind her...Deaf and dumb, see.' Abandoned by his father to a life of poverty, Tony is angry with everyone, and desperately lonely. April Dean, the deaf girl, needs friends too. But their growing relationship arouses deep prejudices which threaten to engulf not only Tony and April but also the whole village. This moving and powerful love story is about two very different people, worlds apart.

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About Melvin Burgess


Melvin Burgess is regarded as one of the best writers in contemporary children's literature. In 1997 his controversial bestseller Junk won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award. It was also shortlisted for the 1998 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year. Four of his novels have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal: The Cry of the Wolf, And Angel for May, The Baby and the Fly Pie and The Ghost Behind the Wall. Melvin lives in Manchester with his two children.

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GOR001225892
Loving April by Melvin Burgess
Melvin Burgess
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1996-09-26
208
014036983X
9780140369830
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