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By Siobhan Dowd

Holly’s tale will go away an enduring influence on all who commute with her.

Memories of mum are the one factor that make Holly Hogan chuffed. She hates her foster kinfolk with their too-nice methods and their fake sympathy. and she or he hates her lifestyles, her silly tuition, and how everyone seems to be continuously on at her. Then she unearths the wig, and every thing adjustments. donning the lengthy, flowing blond locks she feels reworked. She’s no longer Holly anymore, she’s Solace: the woman with the slinkster stroll and the supersharp speak. She’s older, extra confident—the form of woman who can stroll correct out of her humdrum existence, hitch to eire, and locate her mum. the type of woman who can face the area head-on.

So starts a bittersweet and occasionally hilarious trip as Solace swaggers and Holly tiptoes throughout England and during reminiscence, studying her actual self and unlocking the secrets and techniques of her past.

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Where dogs laugh, showing their bellies. And Mam smiles. Welcome home, love. I sat up on the seat, stroking the wig on my lap. The seat leather was grey and soft. My cheeks burned. I breathed. Calm down, Holl. I tried the door. Locked. I pressed the buttons to scroll down the window. Nothing. Stay cool, girl. I peered out. Dim lighting, car on car, lines of bumpers, empty glass, drab colours. Then a lurch and roll. We were moving. Jeez. Mrs Mogit was right. It was the bowels of hell down here. My stomach tilted, a half-beat behind the rest of me.

I would. I’d cross the Irish Sea and walk up the Irish hills in the fine, soft rain, drinking in the fresh air by the pint, just like Mammy promised. Nobody was going to stop me and I was going, going— Downstairs a door slammed. The sky house vanished. Ireland vanished. It was Tooting Snooting again with the snow floating down outside and the silence inside. Fiona, back from the shops already. I smiled a Solace smile, a halo-light slanting round my smooth crown. I looked good, but I was a real mad, bad girl.

So think about it, Holly. I’ve got a feeling about Fiona and Ray. They’re a chance in a million for you. ’ ‘Yes, Holly. ’ I lay back on the bed and examined Rosabel’s brown front paw, imagining I was taking a stone out from her toe-pads. ’ I said again. Miko leaned against the doorframe with his head tilted, like he was waiting. So I held Rosabel up and said in a gruff doggy voice, ‘OK. We’ll give the mogits a go. ’ ‘Yeah. ’ Miko’s face lit up like Ireland had won the World Cup. And that’s when I knew I didn’t really have a choice.

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