A Bird in the House

By Bronwen Griffiths

After the death of his beloved wife, Mohamed flees war-torn Libya with his young son, Ahmed. Arriving in the heart of the English countryside, father and son stumble into the seemingly tranquil world of widow, Betty, who has been left to cope with her seven-year-old great-niece for the summer.

Just as life begins to settle, Mohamed must make the dangerous journey back to Tripoli, where he is faced with the devastation the war has wreaked on those around him.  And for Betty, the conflict threatens to unearth skeletons from a past she would rather forget…

A Bird in the House is a story about loss, secrets, and the redeeming power of friendship.

About the book

Published | April 24, 2014

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About the author

Bronwen works in arts education and teaches classes in creative writing but she has also worked with unruly teenagers, put up posters for the local theatre, plucked chickens and taught children in Ecuador. Though she loves living by the sea in Hastings she also has a great love of deserts. Bronwen is currently working on her next novel.

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    Caroline Coxon - Reply

    April 13, 2014 at 11:35 am

    I can’t wait to read this. Your commitment to the people of Syria (and also, presumably, anyone impacted by conflict, given the context of this novel) has always been an inspiration to me.

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