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Discovering History - Uncovering Mystery. Rugby Spirit
Eoin Madden's having a busy term with friend issues, schoolwork and new rugby challenges; he's been moved up to train with the Junior Cup team, which is hard work, plus there's trouble in his dormitory as mobile phones start going missing!
But as usual there are ghostly goings-on in Castlerock school - what's the link between Eoin's history lessons and the new spirit he's spotted wearing a Belvedere rugby jersey? ... Historical and modern mysteries combine in this intriguing tale of rugby, rebellion and ghosts.
'Beautifully crafted by Siggins, this is a book that will thrill any rugby-mad youngster while delighting sports fans (of any age) with an interest in entertaining storytelling.' Irish Daily Mail on Rugby Warrior
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highly recommended, brilliantly written and hugely entertaining -- Sunday World a good read for any child, especially those with an interest in sports -- mummypages.ie historical and modern mysteries combine in this intriguing tale of rugby, rebellion and ghosts. Well told and with a background that will appeal to teens, this is an excellent read with a very interesting combination of sport, mystery and fantasy -- parentsintouch.co.uk it is very mysterious and full of things that made me wonder. I was on the edge of my seat reading it. I would definitely recommend it for other young readers who enjoy a good mystery novel -- seomraranga.com young rugby fans will enjoy the adventures of Dublin schoolboy Eoin Madden as he tries to help his school win a cup and, at the same time, solve a ghostly mystery ... a brilliant read for kids aged ten and up -- Rugby World a great book ... gripping ... a brilliant read for ages 8 years upwards ... a knowledge of rugby is not necessary but could make it more enjoyable -- InTouch an old-fashioned adventure story ... The descriptions of rugby practice sessions and matches would make little sense to anyone unfamiliar with the game, but these sections are quite short and the mystery and adventure elements of the book are enough to keep more general readers interested ...The narrative moves at a brisk pace and the language is clear enough for readers of nine and over. On the whole, a very enjoyable book -- Historical Novel Society a well written story of school life and the ups and downs of friendship, with intriguing mysteries real historical characters brought vividly to life ... much broader appeal than just sports fans as it is packed full of fun, action and adventure -- Children's Books Ireland Recommended Reading Guide