Auntie Jo

Name: Auntie Jo
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Auntie Jo (34) looks really nice, but she has some secrets. Some terrible secrets, I tell you.

Mr. Bolton

Name: Mr. Bolton
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The school is doing a St Bart’s Got Talent, and Mr Bolton is doing a rap, about apostrophes.  Everyone tells him MCs rap about guns and girls, not grammar. Mr Bolton says if he can wipe out wrong apostrophes from this school, it’ll be worth it. His biggest problem is…

Ms. Lineham

Name: Ms. Lineham
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Ms Lineham (54) –  the school’s Head Dinner Lady.   Everyone calls her Ms Slimer, because she wears a big shiney apron, that makes her look like a slug.   I am very very sorry to tell you, but in the course of the Rory Branagan adventures, Ms Slimer gets murdered.  But who did it?  Who did it?  That’s the question.

Stacy Gubbins

Name: Stacy Gubbins
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Stacy Gubbins (12) is the queen of the School Bus. She sits, dead centre, of the back row, shouting at people. Take her seat – you may end up dead.

Rory Branagan

Name: Rory Branagan
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Rory Branagan (9) is very very good at being a detective, but he’s also nine. So he does things that other detectives wouldn’t do, e.g. he’ll try to take out the bad guys, with a ping-pong bat.

Seamus Branagan

Name: Seamus Branagan
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Rory’s big brother (14). His main activities are looking things up on the internet, and telling his little brother why he’s wrong.

Padder Branagan

Name: Padder Branagan
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Rory’s legendary, much-missed dad. At the beginning of the stories, Rory knows nothing about him. In Book Two, he discovers that, aged 23, his dad was two times Ireland Rally Driving Champion.    In Book Three, though, he discovers that –  aged 29, Padder Branagan – had NOT been Ireland Rally Driving Champion, for several years, and his driving skills brought him to the attention of another group – Ireland’s criminals. Which is what lead to all the incidents that lie behind the Rory Branagan adventures.

Nigel Thompson

Name: Nigel Thompson
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Nigel Thompson (10) is sometimes known as Psycho Thompson.   He likes to time himself running from the canteen to his form room. 1 minute, 42 seconds – that’s his World Record.

Mr. Meeton

Name: Mr. Meeton
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Mr Meeton is Rory’s favourite teacher by a million miles. He is a legend.  He runs the table-tennis club at Rory’s school, and also teaches music.

Eleanor Casey

Name: Eleanor Casey
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A highly intelligent girl, at Rory’s brother’s school, who is said to be the most knowledgeable person in the entire area. She occupies a cubicle in the toilet, which she uses as an office. People queue up outside, hoping to consult her.

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