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A Greyhound of a Girl By Roddy Doyle

A Greyhound of a Girl
by Roddy Doyle

12 year old Mary's beloved grandmother is near the end of her life. Letting go is hard - until Granny's long-dead mammy appears at Mary's door, returning to help her dying daughter say goodbye. But first she needs to take them all on a visit to the past. A sharp and tender tale of family history and the bonds between mothers and daughters.
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A Greyhound of a Girl Summary


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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Sku
GOR003306557
Title
A Greyhound of a Girl
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Scholastic
Year published
Number of pages
224
ISBN 10
1407129333
ISBN 13
9781407129334
Prizes
Short-listed for Carnegie Medal 2013 Short-listed for CBI Book of the Year Award 2012
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