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The Secret

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Secret by Ruth Thomas

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Mum knew she shouldn't have left the children alone. That was why she was hurrying home, running to catch the evening train. She was so worried about Nicky and Roy that she didn't hear the thief come up behind her; she didn't look carefully when she dashed across the road ...Back at home Nicky is findingit harder and harder to reassure her younger brother Roy. Soon the children are running out of money and the neighbours are getting suspicious. But whatever happens, Nicky is certain of one thing - she will NEVER tell.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099840008
ISBN-10: 0099840006
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 110mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Red Fox
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 15-Aug-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Nineteen-year-old Luisa McKenzie has failed her Scottish Highers and finds herself back at primary school - working as a teaching assistant, a role she never envisaged or wanted. Her old friends have all left town and she spends her days perched in the classroom's Home Corner, answering questions about God and Death and the colour of the sky.

Paper Bag Baby by Ruth Thomas Paper Bag Baby, Paperback (September 2013)

Edward is the school wheeler-dealer with dreams of becoming a millionaire by the time he's twenty. When he finds a mysterious package in the park, he ropes two school-mates into a daring scheme, one that catapults them into an adventure of secrets and intrigue - and his wish seems very close to becoming a reality.

Emma by Ruth Thomas Emma, Paperback (February 2013)

Emma is designed to help secondary English students understand and analyse the text. This comprehensive guide to Jane Austen's novel contains detailed character and chapter analysis and explores genre, structure, themes and language. Essay questions and sample answers help to prepare students for creating written responses to the text....

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Author Biography - Ruth Thomas

Ruth Thomas was born in Wellington, Somerset, in 1927. She received a BA Honours Degree in English and a Diploma in Education from Bristol University and went on to teach in a number of primary schools in the East End of London. Ruth began writing soon after she retired in 1985. Her first novel The Runaways won The Guardian Children's Fiction Award. This was followed by four further critically acclaimed novels including The Secret, which was televised by Thames Television. She died in 2011.

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