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The Twelfth Day of July by Joan Lingard

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The first chapter takes place in a Protestant street. Tommy and Sadie Jackson are already looking forward to the 12th day of July which is a Protestant celebration day.

Meanwhile, Catholic Kevin McCoy is out causing trouble in the Protestant part of town.

What will happen when Sadie and Kevin meet? Can they become friends when everyone else in Northern Ireland is so full of hatred against the other religion?

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The Twelfth Day of July is on our UKYA Top 100 list.


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YA writer. Voracious reader. Feminist. Home educator. Addicted to tea and Twitter.

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  1. An astonishing feat for a book to have been in print for over 40 years – and still going strong. So is Joan – her latest novel, What Holly Did (Catnip) was launched at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. And she’s working on her next…