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“Across the Barricades”

published 09/08/2004

Interesting subjects in the book (e.g. love, war)

Can drag on a bit!

‘Across the Barricades’ by Joan Lingard is about a Catholic boy and a Protestant girl in love during the Irish civil war in the 1970’s. Many complications occur with their families and relationship yet they are determined to stay together no matter what their friends or families say. In the...

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“Across the Barricades”

published 14/06/2003

Learning about Irland -sometimes interesting

Starts slow, rather boring.

At school, we had to read this book, "Across the Barricades". I have to say, it's bad since I found it really boring (maybe since I was forced to read it). The story is about 2 kid's : Kevin and Sadie and their dangerous relationship in Belfast. The problem is : Kevin is Catholic and Sadie is...

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published 25/09/2007

needs more depths, needs to go further at the end, what happen to them next the author hold the stoy back too much i am a 14 year old girl writing because my class is study this book in class, amd i have an exam on it tomorrow. I also have to write a 9 page essa on this book.

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published 03/12/2008

I am currently studying this title for a drama GCSE and I have found it a really enjoyable script to study. It is very thought provoking and has inspired me to look into the Irish rebellion further. It is a fantastic story of how love can survive throughout anything that is thrown at it.

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