Plot summary[ edit ] The novel is set in the s. At the same time, Fergus is studying for his A-levels. He makes friends with Owain, one of the border guards, during one of his morning runs across the border.
A sense of doom, perfectly captured, and images of sacrifice hang over the well-developed characters, making this a painful and moving read.
This compelling read is lyrically written and contains authentic dialogue and challenging and involving moral issues. It's a first, and a must-have purchase.
A strong story that is rich in language, setting, and theme. Dowd raises questions about moral choices within a compelling plot that is full of surprises.
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Reader Reviews.Summary. Set on the border of Northern Ireland in the early s, Siobhan Dowd’s Bog Child explores the human side of political conflict, particularly the Northern Irish conflict known as the Troubles. As the novel begins, Fergus McCann and his Uncle Tally cross .
An Analysis of Themes in the Bog Child, a Historical Novel by Siobhan Dowd. The Bog Child is a historical novel written by Siobhan Dowd. It explores the tensions between Northern Ireland & The Republic of Ireland during the ’s.
The main focus is on the Hunger Strikes that were going on .
Bog Child contains political themes, sexual references and strong language. When preparing to teach the novel, you may find it useful to carry out some background reading on the Troubles, for example Nell by Nell McCafferty and The Telling Year: Belfast by Malachi O’Doherty.
Novel Quests. Mar 08, · An entry from Siobhan Dowd's blog on April 24 reads: "Bog Child is very, very near the end, very very, very" There is, as any writer will recognise, a Author: Meg Rosoff.
Siobhan Dowd (pronouced Sh-vawn) was named one of the "top Irish-Americans" for her global anti-censorship work with the writers' organization PEN America. Dowd also co-founded the English PEN 's readers and writers program, which brings authors into underprivileged schools, prisons young offender institutions and community projects.
Bog Child. Bog Child is a historical novel by Siobhan Dowd published by David Fickling in September , more than a year after her death. Set in the s amid the backdrop of the Troubles of Northern Ireland, it features an year-old boy who must study for exams but experiences "his imprisoned brother's hunger strike, Author: Siobhan Dowd.