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Playing Beatie Bow Audio Cassette – Audiobook, 1 Aug 2000

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Product details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks; Unabridged edition (Aug. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786116269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786116263
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 16.8 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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About the Author

Ruth Park was born in New Zealand and spent most of her life in Australia. She was born in 1922 in Auckland, and later moved to Te Kuiti in the north of the country with her parents. Ruth Park won the Miles Franklin Award for Swords and Crowns and Rings (1977), the Boston Globe Award for Playing Beatie Bow (1980), and was awarded the 1993 Lloyd O'Neil Magpie Award for services to the Australian book industry. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Like other readers I first read this book when I was a school girl. I lived in Sydney at the time, but on the North Shore. After reading the book I asked my parents to take me 'for a day out' to The Rocks. They did, and all through that day I felt I was walking in the past. It was wonderful.

When I left school I ended up doing a degree in archaeology and as fate would have it I ended up digging in The Rocks. The place has always been special to me.

As an adult I have since moved on, but I still find myself drawn to the idea of Beatie Bow. I love for instance the Sarah Waters novel Fingersmith. But nothing will ever surpass the image I still have in my head of walking up the stone cut steps of the Argyle Cut thinking that the book's characters stepped where I stepped.
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I found this book very interesting. I read it many years ago and it has always stuck in my mind. In fact, I even lent it to my grandmother and she felt the same way. So it is a book that can be enjoyed by old and young alike, if the idea of time travel and a different decade and lifestyle interests you. Not for the conventional or serious minded person. A very enjoyable read.
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Unable to get this book any more so I will definitely be snapping up every copy I see! We have it as a class reader for Year 8 at the school I work in. It is an amazing book, and well worth the money.
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Abigail travels back in time to 19th century Sidney in pursuit of Beatie Bow, who is the subject of a contemporary childrens playground game. It is a journey of discovery for both children as they unravel how Beatie became such a legend amongst school children.
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I first read this book when I was in school. I loved it then and even went searching around The Rocks for the streets mentioned and the Argyle Cut and places like that. I've always loved the rocks but this book brought it more to life. I remember telling my father the entire story as I read it, he enjoyed it as well.
I forgot the name of the book over the years since school and the other week the name popped into my head, so I got on-line and bought the book. Delivery time was fantastic and the book was every bit as brilliant as the first time I read it. Truly wonderful read if your not too serious to enjoy it...
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I read this book in my last year at school, must have been about 15 and it was the first book that I read that really gripped me. I loved it. The story is of a young girl who is sent back in time to (I think) 19th Century Est End London by playing a simple game, much like ring a ring a roses. And the life that she encounters there has effects on her present day life.
This book was and is a "big deal" to me as I remember it as being everything that I wanted to read of "what if I could go back in time" and really set my imagination going.
What can I say? I loved it.
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This is a wonderful book, which I read in one weekend. It deserves to be better known - I had never heard of it before a friend told me. I love stories which involve people going back in time. This one is about Sydney in the 1870s, and has a wonderful surprise ending connected with the present day. BUY THIS BOOK!
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Format: Paperback
One of my favourite books - I've re-read it since I was 14 - and still love it. An unforgettable timeslip/time travel love story - starts with the main character as a teenage girl and into her adult life. Teenagers and adults will enjoy.
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