An Absence of Birdsong: The Sequel to Free as a Bird in a Healing Garden

| April 28, 2016

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An Absence of Birdsong: The Sequel to Free as a Bird in a Healing Garden

Although this book is a sequel it can also be read as a stand alone novel.

SECRETS, LIES AND A MIND-BLOWING REVELATION

Emma grew up believing that her grandmother, Eliza was dead.

1915 Eliza’s mother, Alice, dies before she can tell her how to solve the coded sheets, hidden in a secret compartment in her bureau. The letters which will tell Eliza ‘the truth’.

2004 Eliza, in a nursing home in Southport, tells her solicitor that she has a granddaughter called Emma and needs her help with locating the coded sheets.

Emma, desperately anxious to leave Malta and return to England, receives a puzzling letter from Eliza’s solicitor, asking her to return to Southport, the town where she lived as a child.

Why did Emma’s parents tell her Eliza was dead? What secret is hidden in the coded sheets?

‘An Absence of Birdsong’ is a story about the importance of love, family and forgiveness. And also about moving on.

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