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Greyhound of a Girl Roddy Doyle

Marion Lloyd Books
Hardback 224 pages

208 x 137 x 18mm
1st Sep 2011
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Interest age: from c 10 years
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The best-ever children's novel from the brilliant Roddy Doyle is a funny, sad story about four generations of a family. 12 year old Mary O'Hara's beloved, joke-cracking grandmother is near the end of her life. Letting go is hard - until a mysterious young woman appears at Mary's door. She is the ghost of Granny's long-dead mammy and her mission is to help her dying daughter say goodbye to the ones she loves. But first she needs someone to drive them all to the old family farm for a visit to the past. A GREYHOUND OF A GIRL is a perfectly-pitched, sharp and tender tale of family history, cracking characters, and bonds between mothers and daughters that will entrance readers from 10 to adult.


Roddy Doyle is the author of nine novels. He won the Man Booker Prize in 1993 for "Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha." His novels have been made into popular films, including "The Commitments" and "The Snapper." He lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.

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