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A Bird in the House

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Original Language: English (UK) | 336 pp. | 2014

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A Bird in the House is a story about loss, secrets, and the redeeming power of friendship. 

After the death of his beloved wife, Mohamed flees war-torn Libya with his young son, Ahmed. Arriving in the heart of the English countryside, father and son stumble into the seemingly tranquil world of widow, Betty, who has been left to cope with her seven-year-old great-niece for the summer.

Just as life begins to settle, Mohamed must make the dangerous journey back to Tripoli, where he is faced with the devastation the war has wreaked on those around him.  And for Betty, the conflict threatens to unearth skeletons from a past she would rather forget…

Bronwen Griffiths works in arts education and teaches classes in creative writing but she has also worked with unruly teenagers, put up posters for the local theatre, plucked chickens and taught children in Ecuador. Though she loves living by the sea in Hastings she also has a great love of deserts. Bronwen is currently working on her next novel.