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Tiny Sunbirds Far Away

(2011)
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Awards
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel
'Everything changed after Mama found Father lying on top of another woman.' Blessing and her brother Ezikiel adore their larger-than-life father, their glamorous mother and their comfortable life in Lagos. But all that changes when their father leaves them for another woman. Their mother is fired from her job at the Royal Imperial Hotel - only married women can work there - and soon they have to quit their air-conditioned apartment to go and live with their grandparents in a compound in the Niger Delta. Adapting to life with a poor countryside family is a shock beyond measure after their privileged upbringing in Lagos. Told in Blessing's own beguiling voice, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away shows how some families can survive almost anything. At times hilarious, always poignant, occasionally tragic, it is peopled with characters you will never forget.

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Praise for this book

"So good I had to lie down after reading it." - Trezza Azzopardi

"An excellent novel." - Giles Foden

"A must-read... set in an Africa few readers will have experienced." - Lesley Lokko


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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tiny Sunbirds Far Away (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Christie Watson
ISBN: 1-4712-0083-3 / 978-1-4712-0083-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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November 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tiny Sunbirds Far Away
Author(s): Christie Watson
ISBN: 1-84916-375-8 / 978-1-84916-375-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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May 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away
Author(s): Christie Watson
ISBN: 1-59051-466-1 / 978-1-59051-466-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Other Press
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March 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tiny Sunbirds Far Away
Author(s): Christie Watson
ISBN: 1-84916-374-X / 978-1-84916-374-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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Audio Editions

June 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tiny Sunbirds Far Away
Author(s): Christie Watson
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
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June 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Tiny Sunbirds Far Away
Author(s): Christie Watson
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away: A Novel
Author(s): Christie Watson
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away: A Novel
Author(s): Christie Watson
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2011 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away
Author(s): Christie Watson
ISBN: 1-4551-2147-9 / 978-1-4551-2147-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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August 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away
Author(s): Christie Watson
ISBN: 1-4551-2148-7 / 978-1-4551-2148-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away: A Novel
Author(s): Christie Watson
ISBN: 1-4551-2149-5 / 978-1-4551-2149-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away: A Novel
Author(s): Christie Watson
ISBN: 1-4551-2150-9 / 978-1-4551-2150-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away
Author(s): Christie Watson
Publisher: Other Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


March 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tiny Sunbirds Far Away
Author(s): Christie Watson
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK