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Pigeon Summer

by Ann Turnbull

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Set in the Depression , this novel is about a girl called Mary who looks after her father’s homing pigeons while her dad is away looking for work. Her Mum wants to put them in the pot but she wants to fulfill her father’s wish to race them in the hope of winning some money that they can use to buy food. p.61-66
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It is 1930, the height of the Great Depression. Mary Dyer?s father has left home in search of work, leaving his beloved racing pigeons in Mary?s care - much to her mother's disapproval. During that long, hard summer there is barely enough money for bread, let alone pigeon feed, yet Mary clings to her dreams of racing glory, propelling her into ever deeper conflict with her mother.… (more)

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