In looking for books about bogs, I came across Bog Child by Irish writer Siobhan Dowd. Her exceptional young adult novel is also about family, religion, sacrifice, and Ireland’s Troubles in 1981. In other words, it’s far more complex than I expected.
Added by Allison on April 19, 2012 at 6:41pm — No Comments
I live near a peat bog in my home province of Newfoundland and so have taken an interest in reading more about this distinctive wet land. From their start as ponds or lakes, peat bogs eventually lose their water. Layers of dead plants pile up on the bottom, while layers of sphagnum moss grows on the surface. Eventually, sphagnum moss takes over the lake and prevents water from leaving the surface. The layers of sphagnum moss pack together and turn into peat, which build up into…Continue
Added by Allison on April 17, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments