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Little Bird

(2009)
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Three identities, no known name--and an obsessed pursuer from the past. From the author of the highly acclaimed Dead of Summer She grew up in the forest in France, without speech. The troubled man who snatched her from her pushchair when she was only one was mute. So all she hears, all she learnt was bird song. He dies when she is a teenager and she is found.The media frenzy brings the girl to an American psychiatrist: it's a great challenge-no-one has ever succeeded in teaching a child of this age to speak. So Elodie grows up in another country, another environment and with another identity, having only just learnt her own. And yet being a guinea pig is hard and the household sometimes seemed more hostile than the forest was: and when violence strikes, Elodie flees again. Alone, in a city she does not understand, she learns about another society, and she takes the only route out she can: a third identity, another country. She ends up in London: she is now Kate. She wants to find a life that she can lead, a life that exists only in the present a life without relationships or obligations. She slips through the cacks in society. But what happens if she learns to love someone?What if someone from her past won't let her go?

What happens when she wants to find out who she is? LITTLE BIRD is an extraordinary, rich and wholly absorbing psychological novel. It is full of fascinating questions on identity, on how we learn speech, on how to trust after isolation.Once you have finished it, you will want to start all over again.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

February 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Little Bird
Author(s): Camilla Way
ISBN: 1-4448-0011-6 / 978-1-4448-0011-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Little bird
Author(s): Camilla Way
ISBN: 0-00-724237-9 / 978-0-00-724237-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Audio Editions

August 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Little Bird
Author(s): Camilla Way
ISBN: 0-00-731539-2 / 978-0-00-731539-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Kindle Editions

August 2009 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Little Bird
Author(s): Camilla Way
Publisher: HarperCollins
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