Bog Child

Bog Child

Book - 2008 | 1st American ed.
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In 1981, the height of Ireland's "Troubles," eighteen-year-old Fergus is distracted from his upcoming A-level exams by his imprisoned brother's hunger strike, the stress of being a courier for Sinn Fein, and dreams of a murdered girl whose body he discovered in a bog.
Publisher: New York : David Fickling Books, 2008.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780385751698
Branch Call Number: TEEN DOWD
Characteristics: 321 p. ; 22 cm.


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Jan 24, 2019

it is really too bad that we'll see no more from Siobhan Dowd. I enjoyed this one and The London Eye Mystery. It is good to immerse into a culture that is different in so many ways, and the relationships are complex and believable. Well worth your time.

ChristchurchLib Mar 05, 2013

"Set in Ireland during "the troubles" of the 1980s, this moody and suspenseful novel opens with 18-year-old Fergus finding a small corpse buried in a peat bog (where he was digging up peat for his uncle to sell as fuel). Soon the bog is swarming with archaeologists, and Fergus ponders the mystery of his find while trying to study for the exams to get into medical school - and avoid becoming embroiled in the IRA. Beautifully written, powerful, and occasionally painful to read, this coming-of-age novel gives readers a strong sense of life in Ireland during the time depicted." March 2013 Teen Scene Newsletter


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