It seems a long time ago that Fitz and Gabby were together, with his work on extinct species about to make him world-famous. Now, it's his career that is almost extinct. Suddenly, though, the beautiful Gabby reappears in his life. She wants his help in tracing the history of The Mysterious Bird of Ulieta, a creature once owned by the great 18th Century naturalist Joseph Banks. It soon becomes clear that Fitz is getting involved in something more complicated - and dangerous - than the search for a stuffed bird. To solve the puzzle, he must uncover the identity of the amazing woman Banks loved - a woman who has disappeared from history as effectively as the specimen he is hunting. A mixture of detection, romance and history, "The Conjuror's Bird" has all the makings of a word-of-mouth bestseller.
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"This book haunts me: I was moved, intrigued and entertained and, with each page turned, I wanted, very much, to know what was going to happen. Economically and beautifully drawn, the enigmatic delicacy of the characters and the way the stories of the past and the present intersect so teasingly, so elegantly, makes The Conjuror's Bird a deeply satisfying novel. And, best of all, the layers of the story take one deeper and deeper into the worlds of the past and the present until, in the end, there seems nothing more to discover in the lives of these characters; yet I wanted more. I heartily recommend this book! - Posie Graeme-Evans, author of The Innocent and The Exiled. 'The Conjuror's Bird is a rare treat of a book; a romance, thriller and historical novel all in one - and perfectly formed' - Lucy Hale, Sales Director"
About Martin Davies
Martin Davies grew up in North West England. He has travelled widely, including in the Middle East and India, and his plan for The Conjuror's Bird was put together on a trekking holiday in Greenland. He lives in South West London and works for the BBC as a producer.
The Conjuror's Bird by Martin Davies
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Short-listed for British Book Awards: Best Read of the Year 2006
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