The China Bird
Seeing beauty in Edward’s twisted spine, a young art student begs him to sit for her. Dubious but flattered, Edward is awakened from years of apathy, and experiences emotions he cannot suppress. But vulnerability can bring strength. This tale of secrecy, love and eventual understanding explores our perceptions of beauty and abnormality.
"A delicate and unusual novel that explores the precariouness
of relationships with precision and insight."
Libby Michael, author
Chosen by book groups to win the Hookline Novel Competition. Readers said:
"A very enjoyable read. I was with the characters throughout and wanted to know what happened to them ... I look forward to seeing this in book shops."
Clapham Library reading group
A facinating read showing realistic reactions to disability and
Edward's emotions. The painting and drawing of Edward by Angela
added considerably to the defining of their characters and sustained interest
thoughout. I liked the way the characters of friends and family wrere revealed
and how they influenced the life of the main characters."
South Woodford Library reading group.