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1001 Stories Collection

A Greyhound of a Girl

1001 A Greyhound Of A Girl
Added on 06th August 2020

Author Roddy Doyle
First published 2011
Publisher Marion Lloyd Books, UK

Mary's grandmother is dying and she must find a way to say goodbye. The beautifully told story of four generations of women.

Story

Mary’s beloved granny Emer is dying. Mary is visited by the ghost of her great-grandmother, Tansy. Tansy has come to help each of the women in her family say goodbye. This story time travels through each women’s life, from Mary, her mother, her grandmother, to her great-grandmother exploring the idea of the past, family connection, and change.

Why we chose it

A beautiful story about four generations of women and what they have to say to each other.

Where it came from

Irish author, Roddy Doyle never met his grandmother. She died when his mother was a young girl.

Where it went next

The novel was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in 2013.

Associated stories

Award-winning Roddy Doyle has also published The Giggler Treatment, Rover Saves Christmas, The Meanwhile Adventures and Wilderness for children, alongside a range of adult titles. His picture book Her Mother’s Face is about a girl who, like Emer in A Greyhound of a Girl, loses her mother as a young child.

Added on 06th August 2020

Author Roddy Doyle
First published 2011
Publisher Marion Lloyd Books, UK