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Siobhan Dowd

Siobhan Dowd

  • 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'Compulsi... MoreThe London Eye Mystery

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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... MoreThe Guggenheim Mystery

(36 reviews) Review
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.Conor ... MoreA Monster Calls

(28 reviews) Review
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... MoreLondon Eye Mystery

(2 reviews) Review
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 mu... MoreBog Child

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19th September 2010

Rollercoasters The London Eye Mystery

Rollercoasters novels are known for the wide selection of fiction, appealing to girls, boys and mixed-ability classes. ... MoreRollercoasters The London Eye Mystery

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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 ... MoreThe Ransom of Dond

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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... MoreOxford Playscripts: Solace of the Road

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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... MoreSolace of the Road

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A Swift Pure Cry

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

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