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And the Birds Kept On Singing

And the Birds Kept On Singing

Pregnant at seventeen in 1980s Ireland. Do you keep your baby and be a single mum, or would your boy have a better life if he was adopted by an English couple? This book shows two ways this dilemma could pan out. It is funny, poignant, heart-breaking and insightful. The writing from the points of view of the main characters is outstandingly good.

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Getting Locked into Research
Getting Locked into Research

Guest post from author GB Williams on how she researched for her latest book Locked Up.

For writers


Getting Locked into Research
Getting Locked into Research

Guest post from author GB Williams on how she researched for her latest book Locked Up.


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A good book has no ending.
R.D. Cumming