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A Thousand Paper Birds
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A Thousand Paper Birds (Hardback)

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Tor Udall's debut is a beautiful and tender exploration of life, love and loss. It's a story full of hope and the possibility of redemption, alive with the changing seasons of Kew Gardens and a super cast of characters. I was captivated by the magic Udall weaves and the very human stories she tells.

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An intimate portrait of five inextricably linked lives, spanning one calendar year at Kew Gardens - an exquisite, strange and beautiful debut for fans of Alice Sebold, Curtis Sittenfeld, Barbara Kingsolver and Audrey Niffenegger After the sudden death of his wife, Audrey, Jonah sits on a bench in Kew Gardens, trying to reassemble the shattered pieces of his life. Chloe, shaven-headed and abrasive, finds solace in the origami she meticulously folds. But when she meets Jonah, her carefully constructed defences threaten to fall. Milly, a child quick to laugh, freely roams Kew, finding beauty everywhere she goes. But where is her mother and where does she go when the gardens are closed? Harry's purpose is to save plants from extinction. Quiet and enigmatic, he longs for something - or someone - who will root him more firmly to the earth. Audrey links these strangers together. As the mystery of her death unravels, the characters journey through the seasons to learn that stories, like paper, can be refolded and reformed. Haunted by songs and origami birds, this novel is a love letter to a garden and a hymn to lost things.



Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryRomanceRomanceAdult & contemporary romanceHome & GardenGardeningGardens descriptions, history etcSport & HobbiesHandicrafts, decorative arts & craftsBook & paper craftsOrigami & paper engineering Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 15/06/2017 ISBN-13: 9781408878637  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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After studying theatre and film, Tor Udall co-founded a dance-theatre company and spent most of her twenties directing, writing and performing. A Thousand Paper Birds is her first novel and was longlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2018. She lives in London with her husband and young children. @TorUdall

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