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No peace for Amelia - Siobhn Parkinson

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Title
No peace for Amelia
Author
Siobhn Parkinson
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
The O'Brien Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19941001

It's 1916 but Amelia Pim's thoughts are on Frederick Goodbody and not on the war in Europe. Then Frederick enlists. The pacifist Quaker community is shocked but Amelia is secretly proud of her hero and goes to the quayside to wave him farewell. For her friend MaryAnn, there are problems too, with her brother's involvement in the Easter Rising. What will become of the two young men and what effect will it have on the lives of Amelia and MaryAnn?

A story of conflict, hope and courage. Sequel to the No. 1 Bestseller AMELIA.

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Having grown up in Galway and Donegal, Siobhn Parkinson has lived most of her adult life in her native Dublin. She studied English literature and German at Trinity, and went on to take her doctorate in English literature. She has worked for many years as an editor, a profession that very closely resembles that of writing. She concentrates more on her writing these days, but is also a very active member of the writers-in-schools scheme, and she gives workshops in creative writing and talks on her work in all sorts of situations. She has held various writing residencies and has been editor of, Inis -- The Children's Books Ireland Magazine, and Bookbird, the IbBy International magazine. Her books have won numerous awards and been translated into lots of languages, her favourites being Latvian, because it is so different, and Japanese, because it is back to front. Her husband, Roger Bennett, is a woodturner and teacher, and her son Matthew is almost grown up. Being her son didn't do him too much harm, he claims, but time will tell. Her book Sisters ... no way! won the Bisto Book of the Year award. Four Kids, Three Cats, Two Cows, One Witch (maybe) won a Bisto Merit Award. Siobhn's next book, The Moon King, also won a Bisto Merit Award and was on the iBbY Honour List 2000, in Ireland's first year as a member of iBbY. Siobhn was Ireland's first Laureate na ng (Children's Laureate) from 2010-2012.

'... set in that turbulent place, Dublin in 1914, and is all about loss and adjusting which, of course, is what adolescence is all about.'



The Sunday Independent - Sunday Independent

'In the end, it is hope and courage which are the mainstays of this compelling novel.'



The Echo

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Dublin (Ireland) - Social life and customs - 20th century - Juvenile fiction.|Children's stories.
Country of Publication
Ireland
Number of Pages
215

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