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“The studying, the books, exams, arguments, theories. The jokes and pints, laughter, kisses and songs. Life was like running, ninety percent sweat and toil, ten per cent joy.”
Siobhan Dowd, Bog Child
tags: life
“Death is not a reaper, like they say, nor even a friend. It is a dark, fierce water, an inundation.”
Siobhan Dowd, Bog Child
tags: death
“Knowledge can be like the skin on the surface of the water in a pond, or it can go all the way down to the mud. It can be the tiny tip of the iceberg or the whole hundred percent.”
Siobhan Dowd, The London Eye Mystery
“has it ever occurred to you that where there is no anger, there is also no love?”
Siobhan Dowd
“Salim,' She said, as if he were in the room. 'I'll have your guts for garters.' I has never heard this before and wondered what garters were. Kat told me later that they are what women used to wear around their thighs to keep their stockings up and they were elasticated. I do not think guts would be a tidy way of doing this.”
Siobhan Dowd, The London Eye Mystery
tags: humor
“What goes up, must come down... Mustn't it?”
Siobhan Dowd
“Everyone laughed their heads off, which is not what literally happened but I like the idea of laughing heads becoming detached from bodies through extreme hilarity, so it is a good way to describe things.”
Siobhan Dowd
“Kat had her arms folded and her hair was tied in what girls call a topknot. Her skinny, bony face jutted out. With her tilted chin and dark eyebrows she seemed sharper, somehow, as if she was more in focus than other people round her, or more real. You couldn't help noticing her, whether you were looking for her or not.

Maybe that's what being pretty meant, I thought. ”
Siobhan Dowd, The London Eye Mystery
“And drawers started opening in my brain, drawers I hadn't opened in years, and I was slamming them shut again but bits of memory kept coming, a voice here, a scream there.”
Siobhan Dowd, Solace of the Road
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Siobhan Dowd, The London Eye Mystery


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