One inch from the wall of brown turf he froze. 'There's something here. In the earth. A hand.'
High on the mountain above his home town, Fergus makes a chilling discovery: the body of a girl, hidden deep in the bog. And it looks like she's been murdered - or sacrificed.
As Fergus tries to make sense of the mad world around him - his brother on hunger strike in prison, his mam and da arguing over the Troubles, and his growing feelings for Cora - a little voice comes to him in his dreams, and the mystery of the bog child unfurls.
'The work of an outstanding writer' Sunday Times
'Bog Child sparkles with optimism and a deep passion for living' Guardian
'An unflinchingly honest and brave novel' Irish Independent
WINNER OF THE CBI BISTO BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2009
SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK OF THE DECADE AWARDBiographie de l'auteur :
Siobhan Dowd lived in Oxford with her husband, Geoff, before tragically dying from cancer in August 2007, aged 47. She was both an extraordinary writer and an extraordinary person.
Siobhan's first novel, A Swift Pure Cry, won the Branford Boase Award and the Eilis Dillon Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and Booktrust Teenage Prize.
Her second novel, The London Eye Mystery, won the 2007 NASEN & TES Special Educational Needs Children's Book Award. In March 2008, the book was shortlisted for the prestigious Children's Books Ireland Bisto Awards.
Siobhan's third novel, Bog Child, was the first book to be posthumously awarded the Carnegie Medal in 2008.
The award-winning novel A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness was based on an idea of Siobhan's. Her novella, The Ransom of Dond, was published in 2013, illustrated throughout by Pam Smy.
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Description du livre David Fickling Books, 2011. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 1849920427