A Stranger in the Family

A Stranger in the Family

Large Print - 2010
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Kit Philipson has always felt like stranger in his family. An only child in Glasgow, Scotland, his mother was a teacher; his father, a journalist, escaped from Nazi Germany at the age of three on one of the 1939 Kindertransports. On her deathbed, Kit's mother tells him he was adopted and his birth name was Novello. A search of old newspaper files reveals that a three-year-old boy named Peter Novello was abducted from his parents' holiday hotel in Sicily in 1989. Now Kit sets out to rediscover his past, and may unearth dangerous secrets that dare never be revealed.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Wheeler Pub., 2010
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410429926
Branch Call Number: LPF BAR NVD
Characteristics: 329 p. (large print) ; 23 cm


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Oct 23, 2017

Although there is not an actual detective in the story other than the main character himself, who on his own goes about solving the mystery surrounding his abduction at the age of three.
And what an engaging mystery it is.

boonerator May 20, 2011

Barnard writes the most enjoyable stories around. Not really detective stories, not much violence but the untangling of threads and some very acutely observed characters. And he is prolific to boot, always a good thing when you find a favorite writer.

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