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The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller

She will change your life forever...

In the south-west of Ireland, rugged mountains meet bright blue lakes and thick forests. Deep in the woods, a young woman lives alone, forever secluded from the world, her life a well-kept secret. She possesses an extraordinary talent, the likes of which no-one has seen before: a gift that will earn her the nickname Lyrebird.

When Solomon stumbles into Laura's solitary existence, her life is turned on its head. Pulled from her peaceful landscape to the cacophony of Dublin, she is confronted by a world desperate to understand her.

But while Solomon knows the world will embrace Laura, will it free her to spread her wings - or will it trap her in a gilded cage? Like all wild birds, she needs to fly free...

Lyrebird is a thoughtful, deeply moving love story; a story of the wild heart in us all and the quiet that lies underneath the world's noise.

Publisher: London :, HarperCollins Publishers,, 2016
ISBN: 9780007501861
Characteristics: 416 pages


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Sep 21, 2018

This is certainly a 'gem' of a novel.

I love the magic of the lyrebird. And was also disturbed by the way violence had impacted on 3 generations of women in a family. And this only discovered by the reader towards the end of the book. Secrets.

The Lyrebird is ' almost' a blank slate when she is first discovered by the outside world. Her uniqueness is exploited.

I look forward to reading more from the author and will re read Daddy Long Legs which I read when I was a kid.

Sep 16, 2017

Lyrebird is a gem. It takes you to a magical place through the eyes of the character Laura, or "Lyrebird" who has lived away from the world hidden in the hills until a documentary team finds her to bring her into the craziness of today. I was mesmerized by Lyrebird's story and her journey as she tries to figure out what her new life outside of the comfort of what she has always known.

Mar 08, 2017

Magnificent book. Beautifully written story of a gifted woman whose unusual talents aren't entirely well-accepted. I enjoyed the descriptions of what it might be like to be in a reality talent show, and the process of creating indie documentaries. There is even romance. One line I liked: "Talking to Bo is like talking to a non-absorbent sponge." (p. 231) A full package that keeps you turning the page.

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