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Bog Child - Siobhan Dowd
Bog Child
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4.00 130
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385751698 (0385751699)
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Reading Junkie
Reading Junkie rated it
4.0 Bog Child
This is my favorite Siobhan Dowd book and it's a terrible shame that Ms. Dowd lost her fight with cancer before its publication.The book's main character, Fergus McCann, deals with some weighty subjects - the Troubles, a brother in prison and on a hunger strike, an uncle that's not who Fergus though...
Kwoomac rated it
The story takes place in the 1980s in the midst of "the troubles" in ireland. 18-year-old Fergus McCan lives in N. Ireland with his parents and two younger sisters. His older brother Joey has been recently imprisoned for working with the provisional IRA. He is serving a ten-year sentence. Bobby Sand...
The Way She Reads
The Way She Reads rated it
The year is 1981 and Fergus is 18 years old and studying for his exams, hoping to score the three B’s he’ll need if he wants to move away from his home, on the border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland, to study to become a doctor.He is up in the mountains, stealing peat with his uncle,...
Lisa the Nerd
Lisa the Nerd rated it
0.0 Bog Child
in a sentence or so: Fergus is surrounded by uncertainty. uncertainty about what will happen to his brother Joe in prison. uncertainty about the new girl who has drifted into his life. uncertainty about the body he found in the bog. yeah, Fergus has a lot of uncertainty to figure out.Fergus is your ...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
by Siobhan DowdOpening line--"They'd stolen a march on the day."I haven't read much historical fiction that's set in the recent past, so this was a new experience for me. It does start me wondering about where the line is drawn between historical and contemporary fiction. Five years? Ten years? ...
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