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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 The Secret Life of Maeve Lee Kwong
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'Maeve’s safe world is torn apart when her mother dies in a car crash. Sent to live with her strict Chinese grandparents, she fights to hold onto the things she loves most – her two best friends, her dancing, her baby brother Ned. Secretly she pins her hopes on her Irish father, who doesn’t even know she exists. From Sydney to Surfers, from Hong Kong to Ireland, Maeve searches for a path to follow, a place to belong' (Source: author website).

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  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has an Asian setting.

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    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2006 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of Allen & Unwin.
      Extent: 264p.
      ISBN: 9781865087375

Works about this Work

Interview with Kirsty Murray Michelle Dicinoski (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Asian-Australian Children's Literature : Interviews with Seven Authors 2012; (p. 3-8)
Kirsty Murray discusses the importance of place to her writing, reflects on her experiences of travelling and living overseas, and discusses the research and writing of some of her novels.
Untitled Joyce Michael , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 21 no. 1 2007; (p. 30-31)

— Review of The Secret Life of Maeve Lee Kwong Kirsty Murray , 2006 single work children's fiction
In Brief Ernie Tucker , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 42 no. 2 2007; (p. 94-95)

— Review of His Name in Fire Catherine Bateson , 2006 single work novel ; Ads R Us Claire Carmichael , 2006 single work novel ; Falling from Grace Jane Godwin , 2006 single work novel ; Lonesome Howl Steven Herrick , 2006 single work novel ; Little Wing Joanne Horniman , 2006 single work novel ; Pagan's Daughter Catherine Jinks , 2006 single work novel ; Number 8 Anna Fienberg , 2006 single work novel ; On the Jellicoe Road Melina Marchetta , 2006 single work novel ; The Secret Life of Maeve Lee Kwong Kirsty Murray , 2006 single work children's fiction ; Angels of Kokoda David Mulligan , 2006 single work novel biography ; Rue for Repentance Felicity Pulman , 2006 single work novel
[Untitled] Soo Lee Tan , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 15 no. 3 2007; (p. 53)

— Review of The Secret Life of Maeve Lee Kwong Kirsty Murray , 2006 single work children's fiction
Untitled Marilyn Murray , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 51 no. 1 2007; (p. 33-34)

— Review of The Secret Life of Maeve Lee Kwong Kirsty Murray , 2006 single work children's fiction
Passionate Worlds Kathy Kozlowski , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 285 2006; (p. 58-60)

— Review of Monica Bloom Nick Earls , 2006 single work novel ; Ten Things I Hate about Me Randa Abdel-Fattah , 2006 single work novel ; The Birthmark Beth Montgomery , 2006 single work novel ; Will Maria Boyd , 2006 single work novel ; The Secret Life of Maeve Lee Kwong Kirsty Murray , 2006 single work children's fiction ; The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie Jaclyn Moriarty , 2006 single work novel ; On the Jellicoe Road Melina Marchetta , 2006 single work novel ; Red Spikes Margo Lanagan , 2006 selected work short story ; One Whole and Perfect Day Judith Clarke , 2006 single work novel ; Notes from the Teenage Underground Simmone Howell , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Natalie Crawford , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 86 no. 3 2006; (p. 24)

— Review of The Secret Life of Maeve Lee Kwong Kirsty Murray , 2006 single work children's fiction
Journeys of Identity in a Mix of Unusual Paths Ronni Phillips , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 November 2006; (p. 17)

— Review of The Secret Life of Maeve Lee Kwong Kirsty Murray , 2006 single work children's fiction ; Loop Brian Caswell , 2006 selected work short story ; Red Spikes Margo Lanagan , 2006 selected work short story
The Trouble with Hyphens Angie Schiavone , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 December 2006; (p. 35)

— Review of Ten Things I Hate about Me Randa Abdel-Fattah , 2006 single work novel ; The Secret Life of Maeve Lee Kwong Kirsty Murray , 2006 single work children's fiction ; Notes from the Teenage Underground Simmone Howell , 2006 single work novel ; Rose By Any Other Name Maureen McCarthy , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Marilyn Murray , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 51 no. 1 2007; (p. 33-34)

— Review of The Secret Life of Maeve Lee Kwong Kirsty Murray , 2006 single work children's fiction
Interview with Kirsty Murray Michelle Dicinoski (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Asian-Australian Children's Literature : Interviews with Seven Authors 2012; (p. 3-8)
Kirsty Murray discusses the importance of place to her writing, reflects on her experiences of travelling and living overseas, and discusses the research and writing of some of her novels.
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