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The Girl From Yesterday [Paperback]

Shane Dunphy
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20 Feb 2014

After the death of his best friend, Shane Dunphy runs away from his life working at a special needs crèche, and attempts to avoid his child protection instincts. However, when a part time journalism job in rural Ireland leads him to a family in desperate need of intervention, and a young girl crying out for protection, Shane cannot stand idly by and watch...Little Emma Blaney lives with her three siblings in an ancient farmhouse, with a life that is like something from another time - no running water, no electricity, and no contact with the outside world. Whilst covering a land dispute between Emma's father Tom and his powerful brother Gerry, Shane discovers that there is a lot more wrong with the family than just a feud. The children are filthy, nervous and and undernourished.

In order to protect Emma and her siblings, Shane finds himself at loggerheads with the church, local government, big business, property developers and industrial farmers. But Shane must discover the truth about the Girl from Yesterday, before it is too late, even if it will cost him his new life...


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Constable (20 Feb 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1472107489
  • ISBN-13: 978-1472107480
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.8 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

In fifteen years as a child protection worker, Shane Dunphy saw children growing up in horrific situations. He also saw their amazing ability to survive those unpromising beginnings. Shane is now a tutor on childcare courses and a respected commentator on child protection issues.

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3.0 out of 5 stars not one of Shane's.best books 27 Feb 2014
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This is not one of Shane's best books
Normally cannot put him down but
Found this a little heavy going and very different from his usual books
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 8 July 2014
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good book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely 1 July 2014
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I am a huge fan of Shane Dunphy and have read all of his books!This book is as well written and as gripping as the others.I have never found an author quite like Shane.he has some amazing true stories to tell.And the only problem is i cant put his books down once i start reading them!My absolute favourite author!xx
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book 27 Jun 2014
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I am always sad when I have finished one of shanes books because although I can't wait to get to the end to see why happens. I just want to read another one of his books. I have read all of his books and I'm just hoping he has many more for me to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yesterday. 24 Jun 2014
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This is an unusual but lovely story with a satisfactory conclusion. I would recommend it to anybody concerned with the welfare of children generally, and those in potentially dangerous situations in particular.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Girl from Yesterday 18 Jun 2014
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Written by a person who works in the social work section and is relating experiences encountered during the performance of his duties. The child in question was a case study.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A lovely ending 1 Jun 2014
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Primarily about grief, this book covers lots of different story lines. It is a book about child protection but from an referrers prospective instead of a social worker or child's prospective.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A dumpy fan 6 May 2014
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I really enjoy Shane Dunphy's books but this was not as gripping as some of his other's, i personally felt. But i still read and enjoyed it!
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