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The girl who just appeared

Harvey, Jonathan, 1968-2014
London 2014. Holly Smith has never fitted in. Adopted when just a few months old she's always felt she was someone with no history, the girl who just appeared. All she has is the address of where she was born - 32B Gambier Terrace, Liverpool. By a bizarre twist of fate Holly discovers that the flat is available to rent. She travels north and moves in. When she finds a biscuit tin full of yellowing papers under the floorboards, she wonders if this might hold the secret to her past. Liverpool 1981. 15-year-old Darren negotiates life with his errant mother and the younger brother he is bringing up. When the Toxteth Riots explode around him Darren finds himself with a moral dilemma that will have consequences for the rest of his life. Flitting between the present and the past, we discover how Darren and Holly's lives become intertwined.
Main title:
The girl who just appeared / Jonathan Harvey.
London : Pan Books, 2014.
viii, 372 pages ; 20 cm
9781447238461 (pbk)
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