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James Wilby reads this poignant novella, which has universal appeal. The beautiful Marlborough Sounds, at the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, is the setting for this innocent tale of love and loss.

Tane is like any other Maori boy, until a traumatic event in his life renders him mute and withdrawn. Forced to live with the strict disciplinarian Grandma Ann on an isolated island, without love or affection, Tane eventually finds companionship from a tui - a little bird whose remarkable voice seems to speak to him. Then, one day, love comes back into his life in the shape of a young English girl who has been washed ashore on the island. As their friendship blossoms among the hills of ferns, Tane has to choose between what he loves and what is right.

Silence and Songbirds is a tale about love, loss, and the mysteries which appear in their presence. A story to pull at the heart strings.

©2019 Eyrie Press (P)2021 Eyrie Press

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  • 04-14-21

This is A fantastic story of love and loss

As a rule I like nothing more than to pick up a good book to read but gave this Audio book a try wow definitely didn't disappoint was brilliantly read by James Wilby and written by the very talented Jon Lawrence . Loved the story from start to finish didn't want it to end .