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The Telegram

The Telegram
 

14-year-old Beatrice Thomas lives with her mother and younger sister Tilly in a small country town during WW1. She gets a job as a telegram girl and has to convince the telegram boys that she's up to the task, as she delivers telegrams through the Armistice, influenza epidemic an... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780473462826
Published 1 January 2019 by Pipi Press
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Werry, Philippa
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ISBN-13 9780473462826
ISBN-10 0473462826
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pipi Press
Imprint Pipi Press
Publication Date 1 January 2019
International Publication Date 1 March 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Werry, Philippa
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Historical Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code NZBA08

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"Fourteen-year-old Beatrice Thomas lives with her widowed mother and younger sister Tilly in a small country town overshadowed by the events of World War One. Many of the local boys, including Beaty's friend Caleb, are away fighting.When Beaty has to leave school, she gets a job as a telegram girl at the Post and Telegraph Office. The work is tough - she often brings news of sons killed or wounded. She must convince the telegram boys, and herself, that she's up to the task, at a time when women's roles were limited.Meanwhile, Caleb's letters turn darker as his initial enthusiasm fades and reality takes over. The war finally ends, but Beaty continues delivering telegrams through the Armistice, the peace celebrations and the dreadful influenza epidemic. Soon she's running the Post Office almost single-handed. Then Caleb's letters stop arriving"--Back cover.

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