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A pack of lies : twelve stories in one

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1988
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who is MCC Berkshire, the man who moves into Ailsa and her mother's antiques shops, and why does he tell such awful lies?
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Genre/Form: Children's stories
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geraldine McCaughrean
ISBN: 019275016X 9780192750167 019271788X 9780192717887
OCLC Number: 60958929
Awards: Winner of Guardian Children's Fiction Award 1989
Winner of Guardian Children's Fiction Award 1990
Winner of LA Carnegie Medal 1988
Description: 168 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Chapter one. The man who came from Reading --
Chapter two. The clock: a story of superstition --
Chapter three. The writing box: the story of a liar --
Chapter four. The plate: a question of values --
Chapter five. The table: a story of gluttony --
Chapter six. The harpsichord: a story of honour and trust --
Chapter seven. The umbrella-stand: a story of temper --
Chapter eight. The mirror: a story of vanity --
Chapter nine. The roll-top desk: a question of whodunnit --
Chapter ten. The wooden chest: a story of betrayal --
Chapter eleven. The lead soldier: a story of pride --
Chapter twelve. The bed: a story of horrors unspeakable --
Chapter thirteen. The only answer.
Responsibility: Geraldine McCaughrean.

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The mysterious "MCC Berkshire" arrives at Ailsa and her mother's antique shop and baffles them with the stories he tells about their stock. Even suspicious Ailsa finds herself drawn into his world of  Read more...

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