Requiem

by Berlie Doherty

Family Drama Sagas and Romance

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Best known for her books for children and young adults, Berlie Doherty is one of the finest writers of today, an author who writes – as Barry Hines once advised her – ‘as though every word cost a bob’. Requiem was first published in the 1990s, to much acclaim, and it is wonderful that this hidden gem is now available again. Set in rural Ireland and later in Venice, Requiem is the powerful and haunting story of a young woman’s search for self-fulfilment as she struggles against both the love of her close Irish family and the seductive discipline of her convent upbringing. Beautifully written, with an emotional intensity and perception that astonishes, this is a book that you will be pressing on friends.

Requiem Synopsis

It is quiet in the early fields. A bell begins to toll for Mass, and from all over the village dogs set up their barking. A priest in his long skirts stands on the steps of the church. People are coming, clutching their missals. The priest goes inside. He is old. Latecomers shuffle in the porch. Men in their shirtsleeves stand leaning on the glass at the back of the church. Their shadows hunch about. The voices of the faithful rumble after the priest. A baby’s hand taps on the glass.

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ISBN: 9780954837396
Publication date: 09/08/2014
Publisher: Cybermouse Multimedia Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780954837396
Publication date: 9th August 2014
Author: Berlie Doherty
Publisher: Cybermouse Multimedia Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 312 pages
Genres: Family Drama, Sagas and Romance,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Berlie Doherty

Berlie Doherty has written over 60 books as well as plays for radio, theatre and television, short stories and poetry. She has won major awards and prizes in all fields, including the Carnegie Medal (twice), the Writers’ Guild award (twice), Film and Television Award and Royal Philharmonic Society award (for a libretto), and was shortlisted for the International Astrid Lingren award. Berlie has been published in 21 different languages, and has travelled the world extensively, speaking at International literature festivals and conferences. She began over 30 years ago by writing short stories for BBC Radio 4 Morning Story, and has published one short ...

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