Solace of the Road by Siobhan Dowd audiobook

Solace of the Road

By Siobhan Dowd
Read by Sile Bermingham

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7.09 Hours Unabridged
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Holly’s story will leave a lasting impression on all who travel with her. Memories of mum are the only thing that make Holly Hogan happy. She hates her foster family with their too-nice ways and their false sympathy. And she hates her life, her stupid school, and the way everyone is always on at her. Then she finds the wig, and everything changes. Wearing the long, flowing blond locks she feels transformed. She’s not Holly anymore, she’s Solace: the girl with the slinkster walk and the supersharp talk. She’s older, more confident—the kind of girl who can walk right out of her humdrum life, hitch to Ireland, and find her mum. The kind of girl who can face the world head-on. So begins a bittersweet and sometimes hilarious journey as Solace swaggers and Holly tiptoes across England and through memory, discovering her true self and unlocking the secrets of her past.

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Summary

Summary

Holly’s story will leave a lasting impression on all who travel with her.

Memories of mum are the only thing that make Holly Hogan happy. She hates her foster family with their too-nice ways and their false sympathy. And she hates her life, her stupid school, and the way everyone is always on at her. Then she finds the wig, and everything changes. Wearing the long, flowing blond locks she feels transformed. She’s not Holly anymore, she’s Solace: the girl with the slinkster walk and the supersharp talk. She’s older, more confident—the kind of girl who can walk right out of her humdrum life, hitch to Ireland, and find her mum. The kind of girl who can face the world head-on.

So begins a bittersweet and sometimes hilarious journey as Solace swaggers and Holly tiptoes across England and through memory, discovering her true self and unlocking the secrets of her past.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

With rare, raw honesty, Dowd writes about the legacy of abandonment, memory's comforting tricks, and the painful, believable ways that love heals."
Starred Review, Booklist, October 1, 2009:
A last gift from Dowd."
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2009:

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Author

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: 7.09
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English