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Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'A unique, rich and evocative of novel of love, birds, magic and revenge.

'Sydney, 1929: Three people find themselves washed up on the steps of Miss Du Maurier's bohemian boarding house in a once grand terrace in Newtown. Ari is a young Jewish man, a pogrom orphan, who lives under the stern rule of his rabbi uncle, but dreams his father is Houdini. Upon his hand he bears a forbidden mark - a tattoo - and has a secret ambition to be a magician. Finding an injured parrot one day on the street, Ari is unsure of how to care for it, until he meets young runaway Lily, a glimmering girl after his own abracadabra heart. Together they form a magical act, but their lives take a strange twist when wild card Billy, a charming and dangerous drifter twisted by the war, can no longer harbour secret desires of his own.

'The Bird's Child is a feat of sleight-of-hand. Birds speak, keys appear from nowhere, boxes spill secrets and the dead talk. This is a magical, stunningly original, irresistible novel - both an achingly beautiful love story and a slowly unfurling mystery of belonging. (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    Dedicated with love to:

    my Mother and Father

    and

    my Little Jackie Winter,

    my little familiar

  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2015 .
      845790090593811335.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 384p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 23 March 2015
      ISBN: 9781460750001

Works about this Work

Sandra Leigh Price : The Bird's Child Lou Murphy , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , May 2015;

— Review of The Bird's Child Sandra Leigh Price 2015 single work novel
Sandra Leigh Price : The Bird's Child Lou Murphy , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , May 2015;

— Review of The Bird's Child Sandra Leigh Price 2015 single work novel
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