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The Songbird

(2016)
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From the beloved author of A Week in Winter and The Sea Garden, The Songbird is a heartwarming novel about family, yearning, and whether love can bloom where old secrets are buried.

When Tim confides in Mattie that he needs a sabbatical from work and a fresh place to live, she suggests he move into one of the cottages at her family's home in the beautiful English countryside. She senses there's something he's not telling her, but she has faith that he'll fit right in with the eccentric but affectionate crowd at Brockscombe.

As he gets to know the warm jumble of family who share their lives, Tim discovers that everyone there has their secrets. There's Kat, a retired ballet dancer who longs to take the stage again; Charlotte, a young navy wife struggling to bring up her son while her husband is at sea; and William, who has tried hard to get over his estranged wife—though it's much harder now that she's trying to move into the cottage Tim just occupied. And, even when she's far away, Tim knows there's Mattie...beautiful, engaging, clever Mattie. Can Tim open up to her? Would it matter, he wonders, if he did?

Marcia Willett, the master of the charming country novel, once again weaves the stories of her vibrant, lovable characters into this heartwarming read.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Sweeping powers of description transport her readers to another place and time." - Rosanna Ley


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Hardback Editions

January 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Songbird
Author(s): Marcia Willett
ISBN: 1-64358-043-4 / 978-1-64358-043-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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December 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Songbird
Author(s): Marcia Willett
ISBN: 1-250-17741-3 / 978-1-250-17741-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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June 2017 : UK Hardback

Title: The Songbird
Author(s): Marcia Willett
ISBN: 1-78541-368-6 / 978-1-78541-368-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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June 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Songbird
Author(s): Marcia Willett
ISBN: 0-593-07485-8 / 978-0-593-07485-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Paperback Editions

June 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: The Songbird
Author(s): Marcia Willett
ISBN: 1-78541-374-0 / 978-1-78541-374-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Songbird
Author(s): Marcia Willett
ISBN: 0-552-17145-X / 978-0-552-17145-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Songbird
Author(s): Marcia Willett
ISBN: 1-4893-4493-4 / 978-1-4893-4493-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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June 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Songbird
Author(s): Marcia Willett
ISBN: 1-4893-4494-2 / 978-1-4893-4494-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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Kindle Editions

December 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Songbird
Author(s): Marcia Willett
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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June 2016 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Songbird
Author(s): Marcia Willett
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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