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Solace of the Road

Siobhan Dowd

Holly's story will leave a lasting impression on all who travel with her. Memories of mum are the only thing that make Holly Hogan happy. She hates her foster family with their too-nice ways and their false sympathy. And she hates her life, her stupid school, and the way everyone is always on at her. Then she finds the wig, and everything changes. Wearing the long, flowing blond locks she feels transformed. She's not Holly anymore, she's Solace: the girl with the slinkster walk and the supersharp talk. She's older, more confident-the kind of girl who can walk right out of her humdrum life, hitch to Ireland, and find her mum. The kind of girl who can face the world head-on. So begins a bittersweet and sometimes hilarious journey as Solace swaggers and Holly tiptoes across England and through memory, discovering her true self and unlocking the secrets of her past. From the Hardcover edition.

Holly's story will leave a lasting impression on all who travel with her. Memories of mum are the only thing that make Holly Hogan happy. She hates her foster family with their too-nice ways and their false sympathy. And she hates her life, her stupid school, and the way everyone is always on at her. Then she finds the wig, and everything changes. Wearing the long, flowing blond locks she feels transformed. She's not Holly anymore, she's Solace: the girl with the slinkster walk and the supersharp talk. She's older, more confident-the kind of girl who can walk right out of her humdrum life, hitch to Ireland, and find her mum. The kind of girl who can face the world head-on. So begins a bittersweet and sometimes hilarious journey as Solace swaggers and Holly tiptoes across England and through memory, discovering her true self and unlocking the secrets of her past. From the Hardcover edition.
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Holly's story will leave a lasting impression on all who travel with her. Memories of mum are the only thing that make Holly Hogan happy. She hates her foster family with their too-nice ways and their false sympathy. And she hates her life, her stupid school, and the way everyone is always on at her. Then she finds the wig, and everything changes. Wearing the long, flowing blond locks she feels transformed. She's not Holly anymore, she's Solace: the girl with the slinkster walk and the supersharp talk. She's older, more confident-the kind of girl who can walk right out of her humdrum life, hitch to Ireland, and find her mum. The kind of girl who can face the world head-on. So begins a bittersweet and sometimes hilarious journey as Solace swaggers and Holly tiptoes across England and through memory, discovering her true self and unlocking the secrets of her past. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sile Bermingham

Length:

7h 7m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:50


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:16


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:57


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:58


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:48


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:01


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:11


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:32


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:35


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:59


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:19


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:14


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:18


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:10


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:59


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:03


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:03


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:35


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:11


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:27


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:07


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:44


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:29


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:52


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:44


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:22


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:33


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:33


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:00


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:29


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:32