A Secret of Bird & Bone

A Secret of Bird & Bone

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The spellbinding new novel from the bestselling author of The Girl of Ink & Stars, and bookshop favourite The Mercies.

In an Italian city ravaged by plague, Sofia's mother carves beautiful mementoes from the bones of loved ones. But one day, she doesn't return home.


Did her work lead her into danger? Sofia and her little brother Ermin are sent to the convent orphanage but soon escape, led by an enigmatic new friend and their pet crow, Corvith. Together they cross the city underground, following clues in bones up to the towers of Siena, where - circled by magpies - the children find the terrible truth ..

Kiran Millwood Hargrave's gift for bringing history alive on the page has made her a firm favourite among the team be it for her Children books (beloved by the Beagle) or her YA & adult writing (Mairi will throw the Mercies at anyone who simply asks for a good read- it's amazing).