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  • 5 stars across 15 books
    Siobhan Dowd was a highly regarded author, winning the Branford Boase Award, the Bisto Award and, posthumously, the Carnegie Medal. She worked in human rights in the UK and America, particularly for writers' organisation PEN. 'The Pavee and the BufferGirl' was her first story, followed by four remarkable novels written before her death at age 47 in 2007. Her legacy includes the Siobhan Dowd Trust, working to bring books to deprived children, and 'A Monster Calls', a novel adapted by Patrick Ness from one of her ideas.
    1st September 2016

    The London Eye Mystery

    'A whip-smart puzzle with unforgettable characters' Robin Stevens, bestselling author of Murder Most Unladylike '... More

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    3rd August 2017

    The Guggenheim Mystery

    My name is Ted Spark. I am 12 years and 281 days old. I have seven friends. Three months ago, I solve... More

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    7th May 2015

    A Monster Calls

    The bestselling novel and major film about love, loss and hope from the twice Carnegie Medal-winning Patrick Ness. ... More

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    13th March 2014

    London Eye Mystery

    When Ted and Kat watched their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye, he turned and waved before getting on. After ha... More

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    30th July 2015

    Bog Child

    Digging for peat in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds the body of a child, and it looks like she's been ... More

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    7th November 2013

    The Ransom of Dond

    Siobhan Dowd gave us four extraordinary novels before she died in 2007. This is her last story, a final gift to those ... More

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    6th November 2014

    Oxford Playscripts: Solace of the Road

    Holly Hogan is on the run. Fed up of life in foster care and longing to be reunited with her mum, she packs a bag and he... More

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    4th March 2010

    Solace of the Road

    Memories of Mum are the only thing that make Holly Hogan happy. She hates her foster family with their too-nice ways a... More

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    2nd March 2006

    A Swift Pure Cry

    IRELAND 1984 After Shell's mother dies, her obsessively religious father descends into alcoholic mourning and Shell is l... More

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    1st February 2009

    Solace of the Road

    Memories of Mum are the only thing that make Holly Hogan happy. She hates her foster family with their too-nice ways and... More

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