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The Peacock Detectives

The Peacock Detectives

Carly Nugent

  • awardShortlisted, The Text Prize, 2017
  • The last time William Shakespeare and Virginia went missing Cassie found them sitting on a coiled hose behind the fire station, and Dad called her ‘Cassie Andersen, Peacock Detective’. So this time she knows what to do—she’ll look for clues and track them down. But the clues lead her in an unexpected direction and Cassie finds herself investigating a confusing mystery about her family.

    The Peacock Detectives is a warm and engaging story for middle-grade readers about dealing with change and finding out who you are.

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    Carly Nugent
    About the Author

    Carly Nugent lives in Bright in Victoria. Her short fiction has featured in numerous publications, including the Bellevue Literary Review and Award Winning Australian Writing. The Peacock Detectives is her first novel.

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    Extent:
    288pp
    Format:
    Paperback
    Text publication date:
    28 May 2018
    ISBN:
    9781925603705
    AU Price:
    $16.99
    NZ Price:
    $21.00
    Themes:
    Friendship, understanding adults, self-confidence, independence
    Reading age:
    9+
    Australian
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    Praise for Carly Nugent
    andThe Peacock Detectives

    ‘A tender and heartfelt story.’

    ‘Heartfelt and funny…Carly Nugent’s debut is a lively and generous story that acknowledges the powerful feelings of its readers, and the space they occupy in the world.’

    ‘Nugent gently explores issues of depression…and brings the whole adventure satisfyingly around with a delightful peacock discovery.’

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