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Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'The sequel to the much-loved novel, The Cartographer. Picking straight up where The Cartographer left off, we learn that the Blayneys' house has burnt down, and the person suspected of arson is their erstwhile house guest, young Keith Kavanagh. Young Keith, who the kid calls Flame Boy, has also, not coincidentally, gone missing, thus setting our narrator is on a mission to find him and save him. But while he's trying to save Flame Boy - also known as The Torch - he's also on the lookout for a buried suitcase of secrets; having to simultaneously manage a new gang of boys that he's formed, not to mention a new girlfriend who alarmingly, likes kissing - a lot; avoid Keith's dangerous prison-escapee father, Fergus Kavanagh, also an arsonist, who is suspected of having sold secrets to the Russians; and most importantly make sure his mother doesn't know what he's up to. It's all madcap, slightly shambolic and irresistably fun.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Lois
  • Epigraph:

    Inspiration is hard to come by.

    You have to take it where you find it.

    –Bob Dylan

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2015 .
      5604573636104808635.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 459p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 February 2015
      ISBN: 9781460702659

Works about this Work

Huck Finn in Richmond Peter Pierce , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 February 2015; (p. 18)

— Review of The Torch Peter Twohig 2015 single work novel
A Rascal Returns in a Quest to Rescue His Fiery Friend Boy Rascal Returns for a Charming Quest Owen Richardson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 February 2015; (p. 33) The Canberra Times , 28 February 2015; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 February 2015; (p. 25)

— Review of The Torch Peter Twohig 2015 single work novel
Review : The Torch J F , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 31 January 2015;

— Review of The Torch Peter Twohig 2015 single work novel
Review : The Torch Fiona Duthie , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 371 2015; (p. 55)

— Review of The Torch Peter Twohig 2015 single work novel
Huck Finn in Richmond Peter Pierce , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 February 2015; (p. 18)

— Review of The Torch Peter Twohig 2015 single work novel
A Rascal Returns in a Quest to Rescue His Fiery Friend Boy Rascal Returns for a Charming Quest Owen Richardson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 February 2015; (p. 33) The Canberra Times , 28 February 2015; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 February 2015; (p. 25)

— Review of The Torch Peter Twohig 2015 single work novel
Review : The Torch J F , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 31 January 2015;

— Review of The Torch Peter Twohig 2015 single work novel
Review : The Torch Fiona Duthie , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 371 2015; (p. 55)

— Review of The Torch Peter Twohig 2015 single work novel
Last amended 2 Sep 2015 09:57:08
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