Sunday, 4 March 2012

Bog Child

Siobhan Dowd
Bog child
Finished three months before the author’s death from cancer, “Bog Child” won the Carnegie medal, the most prestigious prize in children’s literature. It is a truly outstanding novel that can be enjoyed by adults as well as young adults, 13 and over. It has a particular resonance for readers living in the Border region and conveys both an extraordinary sense of place and a vivid picture of adolescence in early 1980’s Ireland. It deals sensitively but also realistically with a pivotal period in recent Irish history.

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