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A Swift Pure Cry
by Siobhan Dowd | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingmarmee463wing of Templestowe, Victoria Australia on 10/12/2015
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Jean-Sol): to be read


4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingmarmee463wing from Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Monday, October 12, 2015

This book has not been rated.

On to Mt TBR. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

8 out of 10

This is a well written poignant story of lost souls, people who struggle to survive on a daily basis.
The novel is set in an Irish town where religion plays a major role in the small community. Through tragic circumstances the main character, Shell has had to take on the mothering role in her family.
With too much responsibility at an early age Shell's life becomes hard and terrifying at times, she craves love, security and acceptance and in so doing experiences a most traumatic coming-of-age.
Dowd writes wonderfully of childhood naivety, experience and sensations.
Overall a compelling read.  


Journal Entry 3 by wingmarmee463wing at Degani in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Monday, June 06, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (6/8/2016 UTC) at Degani in Templestowe, Victoria Australia

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Will release this on to the shelves.

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Journal Entry 4 by KKslibrary at Birds of a Feather Cafe in Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Released 6 mos ago (5/27/2017 UTC) at Birds of a Feather Cafe in Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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A heartbreaking story about a young girl called Shell, who is finding life hard after her mother died. She looks after her younger brother as her father has given up work and is not dealing with the death of his wife. She is taken under the wing of a young priest who shows her kindness, and even though the relationship is innocent it ends up turning into a scandal in the small Irsih village Shell lives in. This novel is based on a true story.
A good read although very sad.
To be released at Meetup 


Journal Entry 5 by wingmeganhwing at Thornbury, Victoria Australia on Monday, June 05, 2017

This book has not been rated.

Taken away from meetup after a recommendation that it is a bit of a tearjerker. Always up for an emotional read. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingmeganhwing at Thornbury, Victoria Australia on Saturday, September 23, 2017

8 out of 10

I read this book in a couple of days. I was very engaged with the story of Shell, a young Irish girl who had lost her mother to Cancer. She, being the eldest did her best to raise her brother and sister with her often absent or drunk father.
Her story of survival became even more difficult after she formed a relationship with one of the local lads and the inevitable consequence occurred.
Very sad, and realistically written. I could feel the poverty and the raw emotions throughout the book. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingmeganhwing at Chew Chew in Moonee Ponds, Victoria Australia on Saturday, September 23, 2017

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Released 2 mos ago (9/24/2017 UTC) at Chew Chew in Moonee Ponds, Victoria Australia

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Journal Entry 8 by wingJean-Solwing at Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Sunday, September 24, 2017

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Picked up at today's meetup and getting the tissues ready. 


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