Book Review of The Conjurer's Bird

The Conjurer's Bird
The Conjurer's Bird
Author: Martin Davies
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Davies deftly mixes two stories - the hunt for the only known specimen of the Bird of Ulieta discovered by Captain Cook's voyage and given to naturalist Joseph Banks - and Banks own romance, which is key to the hunt. He creates likable characters, uses symbolism gently without pounding the reader over the head - and keeps the suspense until the final page. An underrated gem.