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The cuckoo child / Katie Flynn.

By: Flynn, Katie, 1936-2019 [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : William Heinemann, 2005Description: 436 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781787461277.Subject(s): Runaway children -- England -- Liverpool -- Fiction | Boats and boating -- England -- Liverpool -- Fiction | Liverpool (England) -- Social life and customs -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction.DDC classification: 823.914 Subject: When Dot McCann, playing relievio with her pals, decides to hide in Butcher Rathbone’s almost empty dustbin, she overhears a conversation that could send one man to prison and the other to the gallows – and suddenly finds herself in possession of stolen goods. Dot lives with her aunt and uncle, the cuckoo in the nest, abandoned to these relatives after her parents died. She feels very alone…until she meets up with Corky who has run away from a London orphanage. They join forces with Emma, whose jeweller’s shop has been burgled, and with Nick, a handsome young newspaper reporter who is investigating the crime. The four of them begin to plot to catch the thieves. But Dot and Emma have been recognised, and soon both are in very real danger…
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It takes courage to overcome the odds... <br> <br> Liverpool 1928- abandoned by her mother at a very young age, Dot McCann lives a lonely life with her distant aunt and uncle. A cuckoo in the nest, she spends her days trying to keep out of trouble.<br> <br> When Dot overhears a conversation whilst playing in the street, her life changes for ever. What she discovers could send one man to prison and another to the gallows. In a desperate attempt to right a wrong, Dot teams up with runaway orphan Corky, Emma, a local jeweller whose shop has been burgled, and Nick, a handsome young reporter investigating the crime.<br> <br> But Dot and Emma have been recognised and they soon find themselves in very real danger. Will they uncover the truth before it's too late?

When Dot McCann, playing relievio with her pals, decides to hide in Butcher Rathbone’s almost empty dustbin, she overhears a conversation that could send one man to prison and the other to the gallows – and suddenly finds herself in possession of stolen goods. Dot lives with her aunt and uncle, the cuckoo in the nest, abandoned to these relatives after her parents died. She feels very alone…until she meets up with Corky who has run away from a London orphanage. They join forces with Emma, whose jeweller’s shop has been burgled, and with Nick, a handsome young newspaper reporter who is investigating the crime. The four of them begin to plot to catch the thieves. But Dot and Emma have been recognised, and soon both are in very real danger…

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