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Birdseye

ISBN 
9781415207048
Format 
Trade Paperback
Recommended Price 
R230.00
Published 
January 1980
About the book: 
As children growing up at Marchbanks, an imposing mansion built high on a hill above a Cape seaside town, Bird and her five siblings love to hear the story of how their father wooed their mother, but they don’t know much about the past of their reclusive grandmother, Ma Bess, who rules Marchbanks from its shadows and keeps her stories firmly locked in her cold heart.
 
When Bird’s ten-year-old twin brothers Oliver and Oscar go missing after a day of fishing, Bird appoints herself the family scribe and begins writing to the brothers she refuses to believe are gone for good. The elderly Ma Bess may be the voice in command at Marchbanks, but Bird, the youngest in the family, becomes its all-seeing eye. If Bird learns the truth, though, can life at Marchbanks ever be the same?
 
With humour and pathos, Birdseye  contemplates loss, love that endures, and the courage it takes to voice one’s truth, no matter the circumstances.
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About the Author
Máire Fisher is a freelance writer and editor. She is a member of The Grail Writing Retreats and her work has been published in anthologies and on various websites.
 
She lives in Fish Hoek with her husband and two sons. Birdseye is her first novel.

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