The Eleventh Orphan book. Mr and Mrs Bigsby of the Pig and Whistle, Stoke Newington already look after ten children. When Constable O'Dowd brings her an 11th orphan he found on the streets, Ma Bigsby is reluctant to take her. But there's something about Elfie, it's the first day of a new century and Ma loves a mystery.
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Joan Lingard (born 23 April 1932 in Edinburgh, Scotland) is a Scottish novelist. She spent many years living in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Lingard has written novels for both adults and children. She is known for the teenage-aimed Kevin and Sadie series, which have sold over one million copies and have been reprinted many times since. Her first novel Liam's Daughter was an adult-oriented novel published in 1963
Pub Date: 1st August 2008. This book is about a young girl Elfie who lives under the shelter of a bridge. All alone until a police officer found her and takes her to an orphanage who willingly take her in. All the while she clutches a dance invitation from her father and a pendant of her mothers. She is determined to find her parents with the help of a couple of wonderful characters. Show More (0). About Joan Lingard. Joan Lingard was born in Edinburgh (in a taxi on the Royal Mile) but grew up in Belfast. Her extraordinary career spans over four decades.
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Joan Lingard was born in Edinburgh, in the Old Town, but grew up in Belfast where she lived until she was 18. She attended Strandtown Primary and then got a scholarship into Bloomfied Collegiate. She has three daughters and five grandchildren, and now lives in Edinburgh with her Canadian husband.
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Joan Lingard is a Scottish novelist. Tug of War has also received great success: shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 1989, The Federation of Children's Book Group Award 1989, runner up in the Lancashire Children's Book Club of the year 1990 and shortlisted for the Sheffield Book Award. Her most recent novel, What to Do About Holly was released in August 2009. Lingard was awarded an MBE in 1998 for services to children's literature.
Book in the Elfie and Joe Series). Select Format: Paperback. ISBN13: 9781846470523. Release Date: August 2008.