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The Palace of Strange Girls

(2008)
A novel by

 
 
I-SPY AT THE SEASIDE

Hello, children! Welcome to your very own I-Spy Book. In these pages you'll be able to look for all kinds of secret, exciting things that are found only by the sea. Blackpool, 1959. The Singleton family is on holiday. For seven-year-old Beth, just out of hospital, this means struggling to fill in her 'I-Spy' book and avoiding her mother Ruth's eagle-eyed supervision. Her sixteen-year-old sister Helen, meanwhile, has befriended a waitress whose fun-loving ways hint at a life beyond Ruth's strict rules. But times are changing. As foreman of the local cotton mill, Ruth's husband Jack is caught between unions and owners whose cost-cutting measures threaten an entire way of life. And his job isn't the only thing at risk. When a letter arrives from Crete, a secret re-emerges from the rubble of Jack's wartime past that could destroy his marriage. As Helen is tempted outside the safe confines of her mother's stern edicts, with dramatic consequences, an unexpected encounter inspires Beth to forge her own path.Over the holiday week, all four Singletons must struggle to find their place in a shifting world of promenade amusements, illicit sex and stilted afternoon teas, in this touching and extraordinarily evocative novel.

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Hardback Editions

March 2009 : UK Hardback

Title: The Palace of Strange Girls
Author(s): Sallie Day
ISBN: 0-7505-3028-6 / 978-0-7505-3028-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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May 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Palace of Strange Girls
Author(s): Sallie Day
ISBN: 0-00-726939-0 / 978-0-00-726939-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperPress
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Paperback Editions

September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Palace of Strange Girls
Author(s): Sallie Day
ISBN: 0-446-54586-4 / 978-0-446-54586-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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February 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Palace of Strange Girls
Author(s): Sallie Day
ISBN: 0-00-727607-9 / 978-0-00-727607-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Palace of Strange Girls
Author(s): Sallie Day
ISBN: 0-00-728034-3 / 978-0-00-728034-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperPress
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Audio Editions

August 2009 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Palace of Strange Girls
Author(s): Sallie Day
ISBN: 1-84652-495-4 / 978-1-84652-495-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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August 2009 : UK MP3 CD

Title: The Palace of Strange Girls
Author(s): Sallie Day
ISBN: 1-84652-664-7 / 978-1-84652-664-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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Kindle Editions

August 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Palace of Strange Girls
Author(s): Sallie Day
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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February 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Palace of Strange Girls
Author(s): Sallie Day
Publisher: William Collins
Availability: Amazon UK