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    • ISBN:9781444014822
    • Publication date:29 Mar 2018

The List of Real Things

By Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

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A poignant and big-hearted story about love, loss and believing in the magic of the imagination. The fourth novel from bestselling Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlisted author Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, following BACK TO BLACKBRICK, THE APPLE TART OF HOPE and A VERY GOOD CHANCE.

A poignant and big-hearted story about love, loss and believing in the magic of the imagination. The fourth novel from bestselling Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlisted author Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, following BACK TO BLACKBRICK, THE APPLE TART OF HOPE and A VERY GOOD CHANCE.

Grace knows the difference between what's real and the strange ideas that float around in her little sister's mind. Their parents died - that's real. A secret hotel on the cliff-top where their parents are waiting - definitely NOT real. So when grief strikes again, Grace is determined not to let her sister's outlandish imagination spiral out of control. But the line between truth and fantasy is more complicated than it seems...


'Completely beguiling, and funny and tender and wise, with a heart as big and deep as the sea' - Piers Torday

'Poignant' - The Sunday Times

'A sparkling tale ... about loss, family and believing in magic' - Sarah Webb writing for the Irish Independent

'A book full of warmth, hope, and wonderfully unforgettable characters' - Zana Fraillon, author of The Bone Sparrow

Biographical Notes

Sarah Moore Fitzgerald was born in New York in 1965 but grew up in Co. Dublin. She is a professor and associate vice president at the University of Limerick in Ireland, specialising in psychology and effective pedagogy in higher education, and has published several non-fiction books on teaching, learning and academic writing. She runs regular writers' retreats for academics and students in Ireland and internationally.

Follow her on Twitter @SMooreFitz.

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  • ISBN: 9781444014815
  • Publication date: 29 Mar 2018
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
A beautifully written story — Irish Independent Review
Perfect for floating away with on a summer's day — Cork Evening Echo
A VERY GOOD CHANCE is brave and thoughtful with cracking characters. It deserves a wide readership and confirms Moore Fitzgerald's place as one of Ireland's most interesting new children's writers. — IRISH INDEPENDENT on A VERY GOOD CHANCE
The language is lyrical and evocative and vivid. The book itself is short and sharp but unpacks itself in a way that makes it seem huge and expansive — THE BOOKBAG on A VERY GOOD CHANCE
A moving and poignant tale about the redemptive power of friendship. — Louise O'Neill, bestselling author of ASKING FOR IT, on THE APPLE TART OF HOPE
A big-hearted novel about love, loyalty and friendship from a rising star — THE BOOKSELLER on THE APPLE TART OF HOPE
The characters are well-drawn in this absorbing and thought-provoking timeslip novel. Sarah Moore Fitzgerald tells a moving and original story of love and loss with both humour and understanding. — BOOKTRUST on BACK TO BLACKBRICK
A book full of warmth, hope, and wonderfully unforgettable characters — Zana Fraillon, author of THE BONE SPARROW
Completely beguiling, and funny and tender and wise, with a heart as big and deep as the sea — Piers Torday
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