A Greyhound of a Girl
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. Her ghost has returned to help her dying daughter say goodbye to the ones she loves. But first she needs to take them all on a road trip to the past. A GREYHOUND OF A GIRL is a perfectly-pitched funny and tender tale about four generations of an Irish family, and the special bonds between mothers and daughters. It will entrance readers from 10 to adult.
Shortlisted for CBI Book of the Year Award 2012.
The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 shortlist
Roddy Doyle won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. He was a schoolteacher before becoming a bestselling writer. He has written five books for children. In 2009 he established the creative writing centre ‘Fighting Words’. Doyle lives with his family in Dublin. www.roddydoyle.ie