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  • Paperback
  • ISBN-10: 0552208558
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552208550
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (193 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,083,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Eve Karpf reads Jacqueline Wilson's Double Act in this unabridged three-cassette audio book. Identical twins Ruby and Garnet are inseparable. They do everything together and go everywhere together. They love being twins, and since the death of their mother they have been closer than ever, safe in their little world. But when Dad finds a new girlfriend everything in the twins' lives is turned upside down--new home, new school, new everything. And gradually, being twins isn't quite the same anymore.

In Double Act, Wilson brilliantly captures the pain and uncertainty that change can bring. This story of two little girls gradually realising that they have no control over what is happening is both funny and poignant. Wilson shines as the twins begin to accept that things will never be quite the same, allowing her characters to grow and develop as individuals without ever losing sight of the bond that holds them together. Running time is three hours and 40 minutes. --Susan Harrison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Wilson's comic exploration of the twin-world shows the desire to separate fighting a powerful genetic magnetism. In a clever touch, each narrator is given a different illustrator" Independent on Sunday "A book of the highest quality. It will be very, very popular too. Hurrah!" Mail on Sunday "Hilarious tale which contains dark notes that ring very true" The Times "An exuberant story ... The ingenious split narrative, inventive page design and lots of incidental pictures make this book irresistible" Guardian "Jacqueline Wilson has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues Bookseller" Bookseller --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "abi_catt" on 24 Sept. 2003
Format: Paperback
I have to say double act is a well and truely fantastic book and if you haven't read it, you must!
I've only just become a Jaqueline Wilson fan i've read alot of her books and this is my most favorite book so far!
It's a lovely story about two identical twins called Ruby and Garnet untill their mum dies and a Lady called Rose moves in......
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Jun. 2000
Format: Audio Cassette
Double act is about twins called Ruby and Garnet. Ruby is a real drama queen and loves to act plays and Garnet is the exact oppisite. thier mother is dead and thier father has found a girl-friend. they move away and they hate thier new school. Thier father is opening a book shop with his girl friend (Rose). In he end they end up going thier seprate ways. Other books by Jaqualine Willson that I'v enjoyed are 'The Dare game.','How to survive summer camp''The story of Tracy Beaker'and'The Illastrated mum' If you read this book you are bound to love it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By LH on 13 May 2008
Format: Paperback
Double Act is a comedy drama about two twins called Ruby and Garnet. They are always confusing people with their looks and their perfect timed movements. They love their Dad, Rick and Gran ever so much and they all try ever so hard to live like a normal family ever since Ruby and Garnets Mum died. When Ruby and Garnet sneak away to London by themselves, to audition for the T.V serial `The Twins At S.T Clares' I wondered - will they stay Ruby and Garnet forever?

I would recommend this book to people of all ages to read this book as it is hilarious and heart warming.

It made me feel curious about what would happen and it made my heart feel warm.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mehajabeen Farid on 2 Mar. 2008
Format: Paperback
About the author of the book

Jacqueline Wilson is one of my favourite authors and she wrote this great book! She has her own personal collection of over 15,000 books and I don't even have about a thirtieth of that (500 books)!

About the awards for the book

This book has won the Smarties Book Prize and the Children's Book Award; it has being shortlisted for the Young Telegraph/ Fully Booked Award and being shortlisted for the Nottingham Children's Book Award.

The story plot of the book

Ruby and Garnet are twins; they live with their gran and their dad and the family live happily for a long time. However, with dad's girlfriend Rose, will everything change? Find out what happened to them when they had to move away to a horrible, little village by the country...

My awards for the book

I would rate this brilliant book 10/ 10; I really, really, really, really, really, really enjoyed this book, to prove that I really, really, really, really, really, really, really enjoyed this book, I couldn't put it down until the very end! I would recommend it to anyone who really likes Jacqueline Wilson's books - just like me, especially girls.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Oct. 2002
Format: Paperback
Double act is about 2 twin girls named Ruby and Garnet. Ruby is the older twin and Garnet is the younger twin. Ruby loves acting, but Garnet doesn't, She's too shy. They live with there dad Richard, gran (to begin with) and Rose. The twins mum died when they were little because she was ill.
All the way through, Ruby keeps getting into lots of trouble and getting Garnet into trouble as well.
It is all very exciting.
I would say that this book is based on the age 8-11 years for girls.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 Jan. 2001
Format: Audio Cassette
Double Act is a book about twins who go through everything togeather even though they dont allways see eye to eye.
the twins are called ruby and garnet they are total opposites but get along judst fine, well most of the time! Ruby ids outgoing, bossy and wants to be an actriss whereas garnet is quiet and does every thing ruby tells her to because she cant be bothered to argue.
the girls mother has died and this has obviously scarred them. i cant tell you any more but to find out all about their scrapes near misses and adventures the girls have you will just have to read the book yourself.
the book kept me interested and i have read it over and over again!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 April 2001
Format: Paperback
This was one of the first Jacqueline Wilson books I read and it was one of the best. It is about two twins called Ruby & Garnet. Garnet is quiet & shy where as Ruby is gobby & active. Their mother had died and their dad was with another women which Ruby & Garnet did not like. A funny part of the story was when Garnet threw up over Rose( their Dad's girl friend). I like the way Jacqueline Wilson writes her stories. They are very witty and I enjoy reading them. Jacqueline Wilson is definetly my favourate auther.
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This book holds a lot of fond memories for me. It was the first book I ever took out from the library. I remember the day clearly; my dad took me to the library to get my own library card and I felt ever so grown up. The minute I got home I began to read and from the very frist page the story had me enthralled. Not being a huge fan of reading at the time, this really was a feat. The story itself is about two young twin girls, who are being raised by their widowed father. Trouble rears its ugly head when their father decides to re-marry; his fiance grieviously disrupts the lifestyle the twins are used to, hence the duo device a series of unsucessful plans to either escape themselves or chase off their soon to be step-mother. Ofcourse I have not read this book in roughly over ten years so my memory of its contents may be somewhat rusty, nevertheless I can say with confidence: this is an ideal book for girls aged 8 - 13, especially if your a parent looking to encourage your child to take an active and enthusiastic interest in reading. It's a very beautiful story about love and family, perfect to give kids a dose of education, entertainment and moral lessons all in one go. I'm almost nineteen now and books such as these from my childhood have never left me, in fact they helped cultivate a long-term love for reading.
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