Life is in two parts: who you were before you met her, and who you are after. Down in the south west of Ireland, rugged mountains meet bright blue lakes and thick forests. Deep in the woods, surrounded by farmland, a young woman lives alone in a small stone cottage. Then, into her peaceful landscape comes a documentary crew. Solomon's skill is sound. He records, he listens, he hears. And when he meets Laura, he discovers that she has an extraordinary talent: an ability to mimic sounds. It's a gift that earns her the nickname Lyrebird. From that point, Laura's life is turned on its head. When the documentary crew offers her a way forward, a bridge to another kind of life, she takes it. But while Solomon knows the world will love Laura, will it free her to spread her wings - or will it trap her in a gilded cage? Like all wild birds, she needs to fly free...LYREBIRD is a thoughtful, deeply moving love story; a story of the wild heart in us all and the quiet that lies underneath the world's noise.
Praise for Cecelia Ahern: 'Cleverly constructed, full of flavour and moving' Daily Mail 'An illuminating and touching father/daughter story about memory, childhood and secrets' Woman & Home 'Beautiful and unexpected ... both thought-provoking and life-affirming' Sunday Express 'Intricate and emotional ... really completely lovely' Grazia 'Brilliant characters, piles of pathos and intrigue...quite simply fantastic' Heat 'Both moving and thought-provoking' Irish Independent 'A must read' Marie Claire 'Enchanting' Good Housekeeping 'Really touching, quite, quite beautiful' Lovereading.co.uk 'A unique read' Closer 'Another hit!' Essentials 'A wry, dark drama' Daily Mail 'Ahern cleverly and thoughtfully turns the tables, providing thought-provoking life lessons.' Sunday Express 'An unusual and satisfying novel' Woman 'Life-affirming, warm and wise' Good Housekeeping 'Cecelia Ahern is an undisputed master when it comes to writing about relationships...Moving, real and exquisitely crafted.' Heat
Cecelia Ahern was born and grew up in Dublin. She is now published in nearly fifty countries, and has sold over twenty-five million copies of her novels worldwide. Two of her books have been adapted as films and she has created several TV series. She and her books have won numerous awards, including the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction for The Year I Met You. She lives in Dublin with her family.