Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd audiobook

Bog Child

By Siobhan Dowd
Read by Sile Bermingham

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    ISBN: 9780739385395

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.

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Winner of the 2009 Carnegie Medal for Literature

A 2009 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Fiction

A 2009 ALA Top Book for Young Adults

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.

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Author Bio: Siobhan Dowd

Author Bio: Siobhan Dowd

Siobhan Dowd (1960-2007) lived in Oxford with her husband, Geoff, before tragically dying of cancer. She was both an extraordinary writer and an extraordinary person, and she left behind two unpublished novels, the first of which was Bog Child. All royalties from her books will go to a trust created just before her death, the Siobhan Dowd Trust, a charity set up to support the joy of reading for young people in areas of social deprivation.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.72
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English