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Singing Bird by Roisin Mcauley
  

Singing Bird

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It is not often I read a book in a day but I did this one for it was fast and light and I badly needed to know how it resolved. A phone call out of the blue sends Lena and her best friend off to trace the birth parents of her adopted daughter. I am not telling you any more except that it is a wonderful way to spend a wet afternoon.
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Singing Bird by Roisin Mcauley

Twenty-seven years after she adopted her baby in Ireland, Lena Molloy receives a call from the nun who set up the adoption. Sister Monica claims that she wants merely to tie up loose ends in her old age, but Lena becomes frightened that something more threatening lies behind the call, and she sets off on a journey to Ireland, with her best friend, to find her daughter's birth parents - little knowing the extraordinary truths which she will uncover.

About the Author

Roisin Mcauley

Roisin McAuley grew up in a big family in a small town in County Tyrone in the 1950s, went to a convent boarding school, and then to Queen’s University, Belfast, to study history. She joined the BBC in Northern Ireland as a newsreader and announcer, going on to become a reporter for BBC programmes such as Spotlight, Newsnight, Panorama and File on 4. She has also produced and directed television documentaries for ITV and Channel 4 and written and presented programmes on BBC Radio 3 and 4. She lives in Reading with her husband, Richard.

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28th February 2005

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9780755326020

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