All the Little Bird-Hearts

All the Little Bird-Hearts

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 02/03/2023
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All the Little Bird-Hearts
Absolutely LOVED this
What an unusual voice Sunday( main character) has. Her acute and gentle observations are so brilliant, I found myself thinking" Oh my goodness of course!" ... READ MORE
Kurde @Horsham
All the Little Bird-Hearts
Booker long listed
Sunday and her daughter Dolly are living a quiet, simple life, Sunday is autistic(although this is never confirmed). A glamorous couple move in opposite an... READ MORE
Neil Challis @Windsor


I lived for and loved a bird-heart that summer; I only knew it afterwards.

Sunday Forrester lives with her sixteen-year-old daughter, Dolly, in the house she grew up in. She does things more carefully than most people. On quiet days, she must eat only white foods. Her etiquette handbook guides her through confusing social situations, and to escape, she turns to her treasury of Sicilian folklore. The one thing very much out of her control is Dolly - her clever, headstrong daughter, now on the cusp of leaving home.

Into this carefully ordered world step Vita and Rollo, a couple who move in next door, disarm Sunday with their charm, and proceed to deliciously break just about every rule in Sunday's book. Soon they are in and out of each others' homes, and Sunday feels loved and accepted like never before. But beneath Vita and Rollo's polish lies something else, something darker. For Sunday has precisely what Vita has always wanted for herself: a daughter of her own.

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781472288004
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 502g
  • Dimensions: 234 x 162 x 30 mm

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All the Little Bird-Hearts
Booker Longlisted 2023
Thank you to the publishers for this review copy. This book was not on my radar before it was longlisted for the booker, I had no idea about it at all. The... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
All the Little Bird-Hearts
An enthralling and illuminating debut
“I lived for and loved a bird-heart that summer, I only knew it afterwards.” An enthralling and beautifully crafted debut, this book stole my heart. Fille... READ MORE
Emma Alvey
All the Little Bird-Hearts
Novel set in the LAKE DISTRICT
4.5* This novel is set in the Lake District, but with a Sicilian – or South Italian – slant. Sunny is the character at the heart, living with her 16 yea... READ MORE
All the Little Bird-Hearts
A great character led book
'All the Little Bird Hearts' by Victoria Lloyd-Barlow is a delight of a book and will grab you from the beginning. Sunday lives with her daughter Dolly.... READ MORE
Melanie Greaves