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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
    Dec 01, 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 ...

  • Trish at Between My Lines
    Nov 16, 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...

  • booksofallkinds
    Oct 08, 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...

  • Saiesha Hinge
    Jun 13, 2016

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • ?Ahana?
    Dec 30, 2016

    "She sensed him before she smelled him, she smelled him before she saw him. She saw him before he saw her. She knew him before he knew her. He loved her before he kissed her.I am really happy that I m...

  • Lauren
    Nov 26, 2016

    I'm going to DNF this one at 21%, at least for a while. My favourite characters are the Toolin twins, and one of them is dead....

  • John Braine
    Jan 20, 2017

    Popular Romantic Fiction really isn’t my thing. But this was one of the options in my online book club, and I thought I’d give Cecilia Ahern the benefit of the doubt. It can be refreshing to read ...