Snugville Street: The Sun Reaps What the Rain Has Sown

Snugville Street The Sun Reaps What the Rain Has Sown An enjoyable coming of age tale with a Belfast twist The Irish Times This heart warming family drama is Angeline King s first novel Set in post conflict Belfast the story begins in when Hannah l

  • Title: Snugville Street: The Sun Reaps What the Rain Has Sown
  • Author: Angeline King
  • ISBN: 9781516837977
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Paperback
  • An enjoyable coming of age tale with a Belfast twist The Irish Times This heart warming family drama is Angeline King s first novel Set in post conflict Belfast, the story begins in 2003 when Hannah learns that her father s return from prison will collide with her French exchange A tapestry of love and loss is woven through humour and heart ache as we move from Bel An enjoyable coming of age tale with a Belfast twist The Irish Times This heart warming family drama is Angeline King s first novel Set in post conflict Belfast, the story begins in 2003 when Hannah learns that her father s return from prison will collide with her French exchange A tapestry of love and loss is woven through humour and heart ache as we move from Belfast to Paimpol in Brittany on a powerful journey of shame and redemption.

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  • I just loved this sweet little novel set in Belfast in 2003. People are adjusting to life after the Peace and making plans for bright reviews. Hannah is 17 and excited about participating in a student exchange program with a boy from France when her father, Harry, upsets her carefully laid plans. He is released from prison early where he had been serving time for murder. The last thing Hannah wants anyone to know is that her father is doing time. When Harry is released, Hannah is less than welco [...]


  • What a lovely read this is. A coming of age novel set in post Good Friday agreement Belfast doesn’t sound too thrilling, but this book has a fresh and genuine feel to it, especially apposite in these hopeless-feeling post Assembly collapse times.The scene changes between France and Belfast works well, Harry is the best character for this reader and the descriptive writing sets the story nicely.Does it contain coincidences and stereotypes, and am I a tiny bit embarrassed to have enjoyed it so m [...]


  • This book captivates from the start with a lively exchange between mother and daughter: the feisty, formidable, funny Jean Adams and her sassy yet sensible teenage girl, Hannah. We discover that there is to be a French exchange and that Harry Adams, father of the family, is due to be released from prison the same time. Family drama is central to this novel and is depicted in all its Northern Ireland (and French) glory. I fell in love with the characters, with the wonderful dialogue and the engag [...]


  • Hannah is studying for her A levels and eagerly awaiting her French exchange pupil to arrive. She suddenly finds out that her father is due for early release from prison and is not happy with the timing. Snugville Street is set in the Shankill Rd after the Good Friday agreement. Jean, Hannah's mum made me laugh out loud when she met the exchange student and the descriptions from Hannah when she visited France were excellent. Shelly, Hannah's sister is a bit player with a big story but really Han [...]


  • A very entertaining novel that invites you into the lives of an array of interesting characters living in working class Belfast. The experiences of a French exchange student to this foreign world provides a humorous, and also insightful perception, of what Belfast is to the outsider. At the same time, we are plunged into the heart and soul of the city as we share, through laughter and tears, the lives of our "new friends" who remember the troubled past of their families and community, without le [...]


  • I thoroughly enjoyed this gentle, cosy book set in Loyalist Belfast, as Northern Ireland leaves behind its Troubles and emerges with people's identities constantly under review and the age-old certainties of one's place in the world shaken. The introduction of a French exchange student into a Belfast family allows for some extremely funny misunderstandings and a good deal of the black humour and staunch beliefs of the characters can be revealed through the French visitor's misunderstandings and [...]


  • While angeline might have stuck a few too many ideas in her debut novel the characters have stuck with me far longer than for most of the books I read which is no mean feat. Quite enjoyed this one.


  • This is what the Irish Times reviewer Freya McClements had to say about my first wee book:Snugville Street – off Belfast’s Shankill Road – is the setting for this exploration of history, family and identity in post-conflict Northern Ireland. Teenager Hannah is angry because her father’s return from prison coincides with the arrival of her French exchange, Etienne. Her family has more ghosts than most to deal with – the death of Hannah’s brother, Robert; her sister Shelley’s loss of [...]


  • This book sets a wonderful story, with universal appeal, against the backdrop of close knit family structures so particular to Belfast. Families with mixed up backgrounds, troubled pasts in every context of the word for Northern Ireland and yet still resplendent with wit, humour and love. Told mainly from the point of view of Hannah, a girl so smitten with France that on occasion she is blinded to the values surrounding her, it is a beautiful mix of pathos and humour. I read it in one day, unabl [...]



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