The Resource The boy at the keyhole, Stephen Giles

The boy at the keyhole, Stephen Giles

Label
The boy at the keyhole
Title
The boy at the keyhole
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Giles
Title variation
Boy at the key hole
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nine-year-old Samuel lives alone in a once-great estate in Surrey with the family's housekeeper, Ruth. His father is dead and his mother has been abroad for months, purportedly tending to her late husband's faltering business. She left in a hurry one night while Samuel was sleeping and did not say goodbye. Beyond her sporadic postcards, Samuel hears nothing from his mother. He misses her dearly and maps her journey in an atlas he finds in her study. Samuel's life is otherwise regulated by Ruth, who runs the house with an iron fist. Only she and Samuel know how brutally she enforces order. As rumors in town begin to swirl, Samuel wonders whether something more sinister is afoot. Perhaps his mother did not leave but was murdered-by Ruth
Summary
A British boy begins to suspect in the aftermath of his mother's urgent visit to America that she has actually been murdered by the housekeeper who cares for him on his family's isolated country estate
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10692378
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giles, Stephen M
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abandoned children
  • Absentee mothers
  • Mothers and sons
  • Housekeepers
  • Murder
  • Missing persons
  • Surrey (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The boy at the keyhole, Stephen Giles
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point large print edition.
Extent
288 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643580173
Isbn Type
(hbk. : lg. print)
Lccn
2018042463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1057729078
Label
The boy at the keyhole, Stephen Giles
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point large print edition.
Extent
288 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643580173
Isbn Type
(hbk. : lg. print)
Lccn
2018042463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1057729078

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