The Conjuror’s Bird – Martin Davies

A gripping read, two tales running side by side occasionally converging around the Mysterious Bird of Ulieta.

The 18th century storyline focuses on naturalist explorer Joseph Banks and his fated love for a local woman from a non conformist family. In the modern day setting we have ornithologist turned taxidermist Mark (?) Fitzgerald lured into the search for the remains of Mysterious Bird of Ulieta, which soon turns into a quest to learn more about Joseph Banks and his elusive mistress.

If you know me, you’ll know I have a strong dislike of birds… so to have enjoyed this novel as much as I did will tell you how good it is! The Conjuror’s Bird – Martin Davies