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Life is in two parts: who you were before you met her, and who you are after.

A documentary crew discover a mysterious young women living alone in the mountains of West Cork. Strikingly beautiful she has an extraordinary talent for mimicry, like the famous Australian Lyrebird. The crew, fascinated, make her the subject of her story, and bestow the nickname upon her.

When they leave, they take Lyrebird with them back to the city. But as she leaves behind her peaceful life to learn about a new world, is she also leaving behind a part of herself? For her new friend Solomon the answer isn’t clear. When you find a rare and precious thing, should you share it – or protect it…

Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:413 pages

    Lyrebird Reviews

  • Aditi
    Nov 27, 2016

    “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” ---- Charlotte BrontëCecelia Ahern, the #1 international bestselling author, pens her new contemporary ...

  • Steph Dinning
    Nov 12, 2016

    Ok where do I start with this book..150 odd pages in and I was bored senseless,it was a challenge to even pick up the book and continue reading. It wasn't even that it was slow with nothing really hap...

  • Trish at Between My Lines
    Nov 03, 2016

    This review was originally posted on Between My LinesCan you imagine living your life in total isolation? And then being thrust in the craziness of a reality show? No! Me, neither but that is the intr...

  • Saiesha Hinge
    Jun 10, 2016

    I have a feeling this is going to be one of her best works! ...

  • emma
    Jan 02, 2017

    This is hands down one of the worst books I have ever read, and here’s why:- Laura is downright annoying. Yes, I know she’s supposedly been isolated from the whole world her entire life. But she...

  • booksofallkinds
    Sep 23, 2016

    Words cannot really describe the depth of feeling that this story evoked in me. When Solomon, a sound guy in a documentary crew, sees Laura hiding in the forest, he is mesmerised by her and shocked at...

  • Monique
    Jan 30, 2017

    I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher HarperCollins NZ in exchange for an honest review. Before we even jump into the story, can we all just take a second to appreciate how beauti...

  • trishajennreads
    Oct 27, 2016

    This book is beautiful. Full review to come on the blog next week. (I received this book from the publisher with the hope of an honest review)Okay! Full review can be found here: http://trishajennread...

  • Sharon
    Jan 19, 2017

    I've read a few of Cecelia's books and unfortunately they haven't really been my cup of tea for the most part, her writing style isn't something I find enjoyable. With that in mind, when this was pick...

  • Nicole
    Sep 21, 2016

    Set in Ireland a documentary team are back to film the funeral of a twin and the thoughts of the surviving brother, both who have managed the farm together since their father died. Whilst wondering th...