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Sarah Carroll: A child's eye view of homelessness

Jenny Lee chats to Dubliner Sarah Carroll, who following five years running a hostel in Tanzania moved to a houseboat on Dublin's Grand Canal Dock where she penned a fictional novel exploring themes of homelessness, alcoholism and materialism

Sarah Carroll, whose debut novel The Girl In Between deals with the subject of homelessness and was inspired by the derelict Boland's Mill in Dublin's Docklands
"WE WALKED for hours and hours searching for a castle. We must have looked weird, with Ma carrying her rucksack and me still in pyjama bottoms, cos that was the first time I noticed the way some [...]

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