A gritty and realistic novel about life in an inner-city comprehensive, by an award winning author.
Set in an inner-city comprehensive, Tough Luck explores the trials and tribulations of life for pupils and teachers. Centring on three Year 9* pupils – all loners for different reasons. Nasim – newly arrived from Pakistan; Twagger – the school truant who only turns up for a hot school dinner and Sprat who wants love and attention, not money and gifts, from his single-parent father. Their ‘right-on’ and understanding teacher, Mr Bead, together with the rest of his class all play their part in making this a thought-provoking and gripping novel, which will be painfully real to many readers.
• updated from Year 3 in the original novel.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
“We’ve got a lot to answer for, teachers. We lump a load of kids together in a room and keep them there for hours on end and we expect them to do all kinds of things. We never stop to think what’s really going on in their heads.”
Mr Bead is worried. Twagger hasn’t turned up for school again; Nasim doesn’t seem to want to make friends and Sprat’s ready for a punch-up. Three loners and it may take more than just the concern of 9B’s form teacher to sort them out.
Gritty realism that’s both dramatic and poignant, from an award-winning author.About the Author:
Born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, Berlie Doherty is the youngest of three children. She has been a social worker, a journalist, a teacher, and, for the past fifteen years, a writer.
Berlie has twice won the prestigious Carnegie Medal, for ‘Grannie was a Buffer Girl’ in 1987 and for ‘Dear Nobody’ in 1992. She lives in the Derbyshire Peak District.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description HarperCollinsChildrensBooks, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1610158
Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Acceptable. USED BUT OTHERWISE OF ACCEPTABLE QUALITY ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002272570
Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Very Good condition with no significant faults. Clearly used but very few minor defects. Will look good on your book case after reading but may not be suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002194252
Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0005807962
Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks 01/02/1999, 1999. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780006732198
Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks 01/02/1999, 1999. Book Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780006732198
Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks 01/02/1999, 1999. Book Condition: Good. This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780006732198
Book Description COLLINS, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Bookseller Inventory # BBI1959518
Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002422776
Book Description Bookseller Inventory # mon0001323346