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Viewing Entry - Runner (S14228)
by Newton, Robert.

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Playing time for daisy/audio formats : 5 hours 45 minutes


Author / Responsible partyNewton, Robert.
CollectionYoung Adult Fiction
GenreYoung Adult fiction.
TopicsYoung Adult fiction. Australian fiction, Historical fiction. Richmond Football Club -- Juvenile fiction. Teenage boys -- Juvenile fiction. Mothers and sons -- Juvenile fiction. Running races -- Juvenile fiction.
Intended AudienceYoung Adult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


It's 1919, Richmond Football Club is on top of the ladder, cream buns are threepence each and four boys are gunning for the best job in town. Charlie is lucky enough to win the prime job running messages for Squizzy Taylor, the most dangerous gangster in Melbourne. But things start to get a little too hot for Charlie, so he decides to take the money and run ... Runner is funny and poignant, clever and wonderfully entertaining.

Additional Information

System control numberS14228
Original Print PublisherCamberwell, Victoria : Penguin Books, 2005.
NarratorDavid Tredinnick.
Narrator NameDavid Tredinnick.
Participant or performer noteDavid Tredinnick.
Contains Strong/Coarse languageStrong language
Narrators GenderMale narrator
Contains Violent ContentGraphic Violence