Greyhound of a Girl

Greyhound of a Girl

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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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 134 x 205 x 21mm | 300g
  • Marion Lloyd Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1407129333
  • 9781407129334
  • 132,575

About Roddy Doyle

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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1,950 ratings
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4 34% (669)
3 33% (636)
2 9% (184)
1 2% (42)
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