eBook Bog Child epub

by Siobhan Dowd

eBook Bog Child epub
  • ISBN: 0385751699
  • Author: Siobhan Dowd
  • Genre: Children
  • Subcategory: Geography & Cultures
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: David Fickling Books; First Edition edition (September 9, 2008)
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • ePUB size: 1926 kb
  • FB2 size 1681 kb
  • Formats lit lrf txt rtf


Home Siobhan Dowd Bog Child. The bog lay in the bright, slanting morning light, the dew-drops sparkling like millions of diamonds.

Home Siobhan Dowd Bog Child. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23. Contents. A large crowd of the local inhabitants had already gathere. hey were tightly grouped in a ring around a dark-coloured human head, with a tuft of short-cropped hair, which stuck up clear of the dark brown peat. Stop,’ he called again. His voice carried around the bog-land. There’s a body in there. My uncle’s gone to get the police.

Bog Child is a historical novel by Siobhan Dowd published by David Fickling in September 2008, more than a year after her death.

Siobhan Dowd (4 February 1960 – 21 August 2007) was a British writer and activist. The last book she completed, Bog Child, posthumously won the 2009 Carnegie Medal from the professional librarians, recognising the year's best book for children or young adults published in the . Dowd was born in London, to Irish parents.

Siobhan Dowd’s novels include A Swift Pure Cry, for which she was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start author, The London Eye Mystery, and Bog Child. She passed away in August of 2007 from breast cancer.

Bog Child" is one of those rare books that seem to speak to you from the bookshelf Siobhan Dowd certainly has a way with words and this book is by far the most telling in terms of Irish History.

Bog Child" is one of those rare books that seem to speak to you from the bookshelf. I highly recommend this work by Siobhan Dowd, a masterful storyteller. Siobhan Dowd certainly has a way with words and this book is by far the most telling in terms of Irish History.

Abridged by Sara Davies and read by Finnian Garbutt.

DIGGING FOR PEAT in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds the. Abridged by Sara Davies and read by Finnian Garbutt.

An entry from Siobhan Dowd's blog on April 24 2007 reads: "Bog Child is very, very near the end, very very . The book opens in 1981.

An entry from Siobhan Dowd's blog on April 24 2007 reads: "Bog Child is very, very near the end, very very, very. There is, as any writer will recognise, a wonderful suppressed triumph in that line, a sense that months of hard work have finally come together. Dowd only began writing Bog Child in January 2007, and what might be considered undue haste to finish her third novel was necessity in her case. What they dig up on their illicit mission is not merely a truckload of valuable peat, but the half-buried body of a child.

Look what the cat brought in,’ said Mam over the washing-up. No need to bite his head off,’ Da snapped, shaking out the Roscillin Star. It was plastered with pictures of Lennie Sheehan’s funeral here was silence

Look what the cat brought in,’ said Mam over the washing-up. It was plastered with pictures of Lennie Sheehan’s funeral here was silence. I’m here to take Fergus out driving, Pat. His test’s coming u. Mam said, glaring at Fergus. He’ll breeze through it. He drives better than me these days,’ Uncle Tally said. That’s not saying a lot,’ joked Da. Mam flicked the suds off her fingers and let out the water. On you both go, then.

Siobhan Dowd lived in Oxford with her husband, Geoff, before tragically dying from cancer in August 2007, aged 4. Siobhan's third novel, Bog Child, was the first book to be posthumously awarded the Carnegie Medal in 2008.

Siobhan Dowd lived in Oxford with her husband, Geoff, before tragically dying from cancer in August 2007, aged 47. She was both an extraordinary writer and an extraordinary person. Siobhan's first novel, A Swift Pure Cry, won the Branford Boase Award and the Eilis Dillon Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and Booktrust Teenage Prize. The award-winning novel A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness was based on an idea of Siobhan's. Her novella, The Ransom of Dond, was published in 2013, illustrated throughout by Pam Smy. Библиографические данные.

DIGGING FOR PEAT in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds the body of a child, and it looks like she’s been murdered. As Fergus tries to make sense of the mad world around him—his brother on hunger-strike in prison, his growing feelings for Cora, his parents arguing over the Troubles, and him in it up to the neck, blackmailed into acting as courier to God knows what—a little voice comes to him in his dreams, and the mystery of the bog child unfurls.Bog Child is an astonishing novel exploring the sacrifices made in the name of peace, and the unflinching strength of the human spirit.
Comments: (7)
Kelezel
I read this book once before, when it was first published. I enjoyed the re-read even more as I have in the meantime visit Ireland/Northern Ireland, and read a number of non-fiction books regarding the troubles and the hunger strikers and taken several online courses on the subject. Even with the extra knowledge, I found the book to be a good way for people who are unfamiliar with the background to learn about this time in modern Irish history. Well done, Siobhan Dowd.
Taulkree
"Bog Child" is one of those rare books that seem to speak to you from the bookshelf. I came across it at Borders and it jumped out at me in the Young Adult section, so different was it from its contemporaries. I highly recommend this work by Siobhan Dowd, a masterful storyteller. The other reviews here give a good description as to what to expect when reading the book but for all of those who love to read YA, really good YA, this is the book for you.
Historical fiction set in the time of the Irish "troubles" from a youth's perspective is hard to find. Although the book is also about an archeological discovery and a spiritual link between the main character and the "bog child," the book centers on the main character and how he finds himself swept up in events beyond his control. Like the "bog child" he so sympathizes with, he feels both betrayed and vindicated by the events around him. He maintains an outsider's perspective and gives a clear idea of what life was like during this time period.
The book has an unfinished feel to it making me want to go with the main character at the end, to see where he ends up and if he makes good on his promises.
I highly recommend this book to YA lovers and to anyone who is traveling to Ireland and is interested in a brief introduction to this time period.
Nicanagy
The story of a bog body, discovered in a peat bog in Ireland, is cleverly interwoven with the story of 18-year-old Fergus, who desperately wants to get away from the horrors of his small town in Nothern Ireland during "the Troubles." Very well written.
Wohald
A good story of the time of the "troubles" in Ireland -- back in the early 90's.
thrust
We read this before going to Ireland on a trip and it added a lot of meaning to our visit. While in Dublin we made a point of seeing the Bog People exhibit at the Natural History museum. The book was engaging, my 13 yr old and I could not put it down.
Akinozuru
Book arrived promptly and as described. Would order again.
Malogamand
A wonderful, well written, captivating story. I came across this book in my research regarding a planned trip to Ireland this summer. I purchased it for my 15 year old son. It was already highly acclaimed, and I thought it might provide my son with some sense of life in Ireland for a young man, and also a sense of what life was like during the Northern Ireland conflicts. I ended up reading it myself, didn't want to put it down, but didn't want to finish it either! A great story, and I highly recommend.
The book came in pristine condition. Siobhan Dowd certainly has a way with words and this book is by far the most telling in terms of Irish History.
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