The Resource Iris and Ruby, Rosie Thomas

Iris and Ruby, Rosie Thomas

Label
Iris and Ruby
Title
Iris and Ruby
Statement of responsibility
Rosie Thomas
Title variation
Iris & Ruby
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The unexpected arrival of her willful teenage granddaughter, Ruby, brings life and disorder to 82-year-old Iris Black's old house in Cairo. Ruby, driven by her fraught relationship with her own mother to run away from England, is seeking refuge with the grandmother she hasn't seen for years. An unlikely bond develops between them, as Ruby helps Iris to record her fading memories of the glittering, cosmopolitan Cairo of World War II, and of her one true love--the enigmatic Captain Xan Molyneux--whom she lost to the ravages of conflict. This long-ago love has shaped Iris's life, and, as becomes increasingly apparent, those of her daughter and her granddaughter. And it is to affect them all, again, in ways they could not have imagined
Has edition
Summary
Octogenarian Iris Black bonds with her teenage granddaughter, Ruby, who has run away from a difficult relationship with her mother in England to seek refuge in Cairo
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10482624
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Thomas, Rosie
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Grandparent and child
  • Older women
  • Memory
  • Cairo (Egypt)
  • Grandparent and child
  • Memory
  • Older women
  • Egypt
Target audience
adult
Label
Iris and Ruby, Rosie Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by HarperCollins Publishers, 2006
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945693494
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
416, 8 pages
Isbn
9781468302639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945693494
Label
Iris and Ruby, Rosie Thomas
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by HarperCollins Publishers, 2006
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945693494
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
416, 8 pages
Isbn
9781468302639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945693494

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