A Greyhound of a Girl

Written by Roddy Doyle

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MEGA BOOK OF THE MONTH.

Best-selling Roddy Doyle has written a wonderful, funny and warm-hearted family story about the dying of a granny which weaves together the lives of four generations and a little bit of ghostly mystery too. Mary’s relationship with her granny and the feelings she has about her death will touch the heart of readers of all ages.

Hilary Murray Hill, Managing Director of Scholastic Children’s Books, says, “I am delighted that Roddy has brought this wonderful novel to our list. A Greyhound of a Girl is a timeless story capturing the atmosphere and relationships of a very recognisable family; its themes will touch every kind of reader ..”

A Greyhound of a Girl Synopsis

Scarlet, Mary, Tansey, Emer.  Mothers and daughters heading off on a car journey.  one of them dead, one of them dying, one of them driving, one of them just beginning.  They're going back to the past on a matter of life and death.  Meet 12 year old Mary and her beloved grandmother who is nearing 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.

A Greyhound of a Girl Press Reviews

'This is really top class writing for the whole family.' The Telegraph

'Doyle's dialogue is masterful -- pithy, clever, direct -- and is one of the great joys of reading this book.. I would recommend this masterful family drama with a ghostly twist to any reader aged 10 or over. And to parents. It may be short, but it packs a lasting punch.' Irish Independent

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ISBN: 9781407129341
Publication date: 07/06/2012
Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books an imprint of Scholastic
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781407129334
Publication date: 01/09/2011
Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books an imprint of Scholastic
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781407129334
Publication date: 01/09/2011
Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books an imprint of Scholastic
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781407129334
Publication date: 1st September 2011
Author: Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books an imprint of Scholastic
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Recommendations: Books of the Month

About Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle was our Guest Editor in October 2011. Click here to see his book selection. Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. His first novel, The Commitments, was published to great acclaim in 1987 and was made into a globally successful film by Alan Parker. The Snapper was published in 1990 and has also been made into a film, directed by Stephen Frears. The Van was shortlisted for the 1991 Booker Prize and made into a film also by Stephen Frears. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, which won the Booker Prize in 1993, has been published in over twenty languages.In 1994 he wrote the ...

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