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A Swift, Pure Cry By Siobhan Dowd

A Swift, Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd

Condition - Very Good
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Summary

After Shell's mother dies, her father descends into alcoholic mourning. Her only release from the harshness of everyday life comes from her relationship with childhood friend, Declan. But when Declan suddenly leaves Ireland, Shell finds herself pregnant and the centre of a scandal that rocks the small community in which she lives.

A Swift, Pure Cry Summary

A Swift, Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd

IRELAND 1984 After Shell's mother dies, her obsessively religious father descends into alcoholic mourning and Shell is left to care for her younger brother and sister. Her only release from the harshness of everyday life comes from her budding spiritual friendship with a naive young priest, and most importantly, her developing relationship with childhood friend, Declan, charming, eloquent and persuasive. But when Declan suddenly leaves Ireland to seek his fortune in America, Shell finds herself pregnant and the centre of a scandal that rocks the small community in which she lives, with repercussions across the whole country. The lives of those immediately around her will never be the same again. This is a story of love and loss, religious belief and spirituality - it will move the hearts of any who read it.

About Siobhan Dowd

Siobhan is married and lives in Oxford. She was born in London to Irish parents, but in her youth spent much time in the family home in County Waterford, then Wicklow town. Today she visits friends and relatives in Ireland as often as she can. During a seven-year spell living in New York City, she was named one of the "top 100 Irish-Americans" by Irish-America Magazine and AerLingus for her global anti-censorship work with the writers' organisation PEN. This is her first novel.

Additional information

GOR001382514
9780385609708
0385609701
A Swift, Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Random House Children's UK
2006-03-02
320
Winner of Branford Boase Award 2007 Short-listed for Carnegie Medal 2007
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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