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Blue Above the Chimneys

(1980)
A novel by

 
The wild childhood of a Glasgow tenement urchin

Born during the Second World War in Glasgow, Christine Fraser was her mother's eighth child. Growing up with her siblings in a tiny flat, learning to avoid her hardworking, hard-drinking one-eyed father, making a menace of herself in the streets along with the other urchins, Christine lived an impoverished life but never once cared. Until she was struck down by a terrible illness.

Suddenly, her wild days of childhood were over. A long spell in hospital completely changed her life. Now she found herself dependent on others for so many of her needs. And on top of that her mother and father died.

Yet Christine was always resourceful and never once looked down. She knew that always there, if you looked hard enough, was some blue up above the chimneys.

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Hardback Editions

April 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: Blue Above the Chimneys
Author(s): Christine Marion Fraser
ISBN: 0-00-215177-4 / 978-0-00-215177-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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December 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Blue Above the Chimneys (Scottish Writers Series)
Author(s): Christine Marion Fraser
ISBN: 0-86009-940-7 / 978-0-86009-940-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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May 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: Blue Above the Chimneys
Author(s): Christine Marion Fraser
ISBN: 0-09-140540-8 / 978-0-09-140540-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blue Above the Chimneys
Author(s): Christine Marion Fraser
ISBN: 0-241-95672-2 / 978-0-241-95672-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blue Above the Chimneys
Author(s): Christine Marion Fraser
ISBN: 0-00-636955-3 / 978-0-00-636955-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana Press
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Audio Editions

August 1990 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Blue Above the Chimneys: Unabridged
Author(s): Christine Marion Fraser
ISBN: 1-872672-07-8 / 978-1-872672-07-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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Kindle Editions

January 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Blue Above the Chimneys
Author(s): Christine Marion Fraser
Publisher: Penguin
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