- Paperback: 340 pages
- Publisher: Honno Welsh Women's Press (17 Mar. 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 190998339X
- ISBN-13: 978-1909983397
- Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 2.4 x 13.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 742,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Ghostbird Paperback – 17 Mar 2016
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"Charming, quirky, magical. " --Joanne Harris
" Carol Lovekin's prose is full of beautifully strange poetry" --Rebecca Mascull, author of The Visitors and Song of the Sea Maid
" Drawing on nature, witchcraft, age-old fairytales and secrets, Lovekin weaves a powerful, spellbinding tale." --Judith Kinghorn, author of The Last Summer"one of the most exquisitely beautiful books that I've read in a really long time. This novel has an almost dream-like quality to it and the writing is so evocative; it's simply a book not to be missed!" --Hayley, Rather Too Fond of Books
"Beautifully written it pulled me in from the very first page... A magical and emotional read fully deserving of my five star award." --Jo Lambert
"Every so often, a book comes along that makes me feel as if the words I have at my disposal can't possibly be enough to put together a review that does it full justice... read it, experience it, and love every moment of it as much as I did." --Being Anne...
"A marvellous example of a novel that is mystical, examines human resilience and finally redemption. Absolutely beautiful, charming and a delight to read." --Ali the Dragon Slayer
"left me feeling full of hope and happiness, and feeling like I had just finished a very magical book." --Faye, A Daydreamer's Thoughts
"Ghostbird is an engaging, female-centred narrative... A debut well worth a few hours of your time." --Naomi Frisby, The Writes of Woman
About the Author
Carol Lovekin has Irish blood and a Welsh heart. She was born in Warwickshire and was educated at a downmarket version of St Trinian s. She continues to be homeschooled. During her life she has worked as a cleaner, a freelance journalist, a counsellor, a legal secretary and a shop assistant."
Top Customer Reviews
One of the first problems I had with this book is that it took me a while to get into it. It has a bit of a slow start and feels very confusing to begin with. This is, in most part, to do with the writing style of the author so eventually this got a lot easier to read as I got used to the style. The plot was very fascinating to read about and I loved following the story of the characters’ lives. I loved how it twisted and turned and how it all ended too. It was a really magical and moving story about family, friendship and love.
The characters in the book are all really well-written with intricate backgrounds and unique personalities. I found Cadi to be a very interesting character and I really connected with her as she struggled to understand where she came from and who that made her. I also really liked Lili. She was a fascinating character, strong and resiliant too. Caught in the middle of things and just wanting the best for her neice. And then there’s Violet who has so much burden on her shoulders and struggles to just get by. She’s done what she thinks is best but also what she can cope with. She was a very interesting character to read about.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very beautiful story. Amazing for a debut writer...hopefully more to follow.Published 1 month ago by Mrs Jillian K Porretta
Carol Lovekin's first novel is a beautifully written tale. Set in a small Welsh village, it tells the story of Cadi, Violet and Lily. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ms P Davies
A literally spell-binding book which, having had too many interruptions with other things in my life, finished it quickly, going with the flow of memory and myth, Cadi's search for... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sally Spedding
The story unfolds like a gentle rolling ghost train slowly picking up passengers (players, memories and shadows). Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a beautiful novel, as haunting as its title suggests. A family secret lies in the Hopkins women’s past. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mandy Howes
A story about family, friendship and love that is full of poetry and also tells us about Wales, witchcraft and ghosts. Very enjoyable.Published 6 months ago by Bethan Darwin