The Conjuror's Bird

by Martin Davies | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0340924055 Global Overview for this book
Registered by shimi of Nordre Aker bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on 4/1/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by shimi from Nordre Aker bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Monday, April 1, 2013
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"The Conjurer's Bird is a story inspired by one of the great puzzles of natural history: that of the Mysterious Bird of Ulieta. Seen only once, in 1774, by Captain Cook's second expedition to the South Seas, a single specimen was captured, preserved, and brought back to England. The bird was given to naturalist Joseph Banks, who displayed it proudly in his collection until its sudden, unexplained disappearance." "Two hundred years later, naturalists continue to wonder if the world will ever get another glimpse of the elusive bird. Were it not for a colored drawing done by the ship's artist, there would be nothing to say that the bird had ever existed." "The Conjurer's Bird is a literary mystery and love story that tackles the intrigue surrounding the celebrated Banks, his secret affair with an enigmatic woman known only as "Miss B," and the legendary bird that becomes a touchstone for their love." Seamlessly spanning two time periods, The Conjurer's Bird is at once the story of this romance and of a present-day conservationist named Fitz, who is drawn into a thrilling and near-impossible race to find the elusive bird's only known remains.

Planned on reading this after good reviews, but never got around to it...

Journal Entry 2 by shimi at Bytteboden ved Sandaker senter in Sagene bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Monday, March 4, 2019

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