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Be Counted: The Diary of Amy Phelps, Dunedin, 1893

Be Counted: The Diary of Amy Phelps, Dunedin, 1893 (Paperback, New title)

By McVeagh, Janine

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Amy's father has fallen into the clutches of the 'demon drink' and, once a skilled jeweller, he is now an odd-job man who goes missing for days when he's 'on the booze'. The family is barely managing with mother's hard work. Aunt Delia and Uncle Joshua have offered 13-year-old Am...y a chance at an education, if she comes and joins them in Dunedin. Amy is an aspiring artist, and it is too good a chance to turn down. Especially when she has the opportunity to meet the acclaimed woman artist Frances Hodgkins. In the hustle and bustle of big city Dunedin, Amy finds herself involved with the darker side of life through her friend Mary, who works in a sweatshop then goes missing. The backdrop to all this is Amy's observations of her Aunt's involvement with the Women's Christian Temperance Union, and the struggle to get women the vote.
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ISBN 9781869438371
Published NZ 27 Aug 2007
Publisher Scholastic
Format Paperback, New title
Series My story
18 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781869438371
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scholastic
Imprint Scholastic New Zealand
Published 27 Aug 2007
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By McVeagh, Janine
Series My story
Category History
Historical Fiction
Children's and Educational
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 823
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Young adult