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Blood Brothers
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Easy Terms ­ what do we learn about Mrs Johnstone
"Easy Term" ­ "Term" loans/credit ­ giving up her baby ­ easy to do in the short term ­ not
in the long term
"Never sure who's at the door" ­ refers to repossession men ­ never knowing when they…

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One Day in October

`Summer' is over. The trio have reached 18 (adulthood)
In September:

Eddie is going to university for his first term.
Mickey has asked Linda to be his girlfriend and has a factory job.

`Winter' has arrived. The challenges of adulthood have had an impact on the…

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What impressions do we gain of Mrs Lyons and Mrs Johnstone in this extract?
What are your thoughts and feelings about Mrs Lyons and Mrs Johnstone here? [10

Mrs Johnstone: ( Hello
Mrs Lyons: How long have you lived here?

Mrs Johnstone: A few years

Mrs Lyons: Are you…

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Mrs Lyons: Even when - when he was a tiny baby I'd see him looking staright at me and I'd
think ...he knows. ( You have ruined me But you won't ruin Edward! Is it
money you want?
Mrs Johnstone: What?
Mrs Lyons: I'll get it for you. If you…

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Mickey doesn't give up the pills until it's too late, and he is violent and difficult with
Linda. He gets the gun and goes to shoot Eddie. He also gets angry with Mrs
Johnstone for giving Eddie away.
Eddie has an affair with Linda ­ was the baby who got…

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and who'd dare tell the lambs in spring
what fate the later seasons bring
who'd tell the girl in the middle of the pair
the price she'll have to pay for just being there.

but leave them alone, let them go and play
they care not for what's at the…

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"There's money on the table".
"If the teacher lets the silly gets play with magnesium".

"A bike with both wheels on".
"Silver trays to take meals on".
"A garden to play in".
"You'll never find him effin and blindin".
"My mum says I haven't got to play with you".


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