Ghostbird

Ghostbird Carol Lovekin
  • Title: Ghostbird
  • Author: Carol Lovekin
  • ISBN: 9781909983397
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Ghostbird Carol Lovekin Ghostbird Someone needs to be forgiven Someone needs to forgive Charming quirky magical Joanne HarrisNothing hurts like not knowing who you are Nobody will tell Cadi anything about her father and her sister H
    Someone needs to be forgiven Someone needs to forgive Charming, quirky, magical Joanne HarrisNothing hurts like not knowing who you are.Nobody will tell Cadi anything about her father and her sister Her mother Violet believes she can only cope with the past by never talking about it Lili, Cadi s aunt, is stuck in the middle, bound by a promise she shouldn t have made.Someone needs to be forgiven Someone needs to forgive Charming, quirky, magical Joanne HarrisNothing hurts like not knowing who you are.Nobody will tell Cadi anything about her father and her sister Her mother Violet believes she can only cope with the past by never talking about it Lili, Cadi s aunt, is stuck in the middle, bound by a promise she shouldn t have made But this summer, Cadi is determined to find out the truth.In a world of hauntings and magic, in a village where it rains throughout August, as Cadi starts on her search, the secrets and the ghosts begin to wake up None of the Hopkins women will be able to escape them Carol Lovekin s prose is full of beautifully strange poetry Rebecca Mascull, author of The Visitors and Song of the Sea Maid Drawing on nature, witchcraft, age old fairytales and secrets, Lovekin weaves a powerful, spellbinding tale Judith Kinghorn, author of The Last Summer.
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    1. Math and Gwydion took the flowers of oak and broom and meadowsweet and from these conjured up the loveliest and most beautiful girl anyone had seen they baptised her with the form of baptism that was used then, and named her Blodeuwedd Math, Son of Mathonwy The MabinogionIn a small welsh village where in August it rains every day, there s a house named Ty Aderyn the house of birds Built by a local man for his lover, the house has been home to generations of the Hopkins family, whose women are be [...]

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    2. I m not giving a rundown of what this book is about The blurb does that rather nicely The subtle, magical, lyrical words between the covers tell a story of how tragedy exacts its price, creates secrets that aren t secrets at all We keep them from ourselves, not others Cadi, Violet and Lili swarm around one another, always at odds While Cadi storms and Violet hides, Lili gets caught in the middle, forced to keep silent when she knows it s wrong And Dora, lost child, fights to be seen by those hur [...]

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    3. This dreamy, evocative, lyrical novel is an utter delight It took me forever to finish, simply because I had to keep rereading some of the gorgeous passages Carol Lovekin brings nature and magic to pulsating life I could smell the endless rain, feel the whisper of ghosts up and down my arms, hear the trees It is a story of forgiveness, of facing our personal ghosts, of difficult truths And it is unforgettable.

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    4. Some of the characters were likeable The plot was frustrating didn t feel all that believable in parts Based around a few interesting ideas Took me ages to read which as a standard rule means I m not enjoying it that much Didn t hate it though.

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    5. I put this book down for a bit at the first mention of ghosts I know, I could have guessed there might be one from the title as things were getting creepy Once I restarted when no longer alone in the house , Ghostbird took me over in a good way There s a blend of mystery, coming of age, quest, family secrets, magic realism and the supernatural here, all of which make for an original and surprising novel I fell in love with the writing the prose is wonderfully crafted, always with great attention [...]

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    6. this is a stunning read I am in awe of Lovekin s use of imagery, metaphor, language and description I love the pace, the structure, the characters and the way she explores issues and the secrets of the past in such a mesmerising and hypnotising way Lovekin s writing is full of Welsh magic and I really enjoy the way she weaves in the Welsh cultural heritage through her writing and compelling characters If you love something a little different, a story that is full of engaging characters then this [...]

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    7. Really enjoyed it, especially towards the end The middle bit bored me slightly which is why this is only 4 5, but I loved the characters dearly Lili and Pomona and Cerys and Cadi Really good

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    8. Spellbinding Loved this story, its characters, and the setting of rural, magical Wales Congrats Carol Lovekin, and Honno Press.

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    9. Ghostbird is one of the most exquisitely beautiful books that I ve read in a really long time It is written in such a way that I wanted to read it as slowly as I could savour every aspect of the story and to make it last as long as possible, I never wanted it to end This novel has an almost dream like quality to it and the writing is so evocative, I could feel the dampness in the air and I could smell the rain as it was falling in the novel I feel like I ve been to the Hopkins family home and to [...]

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    10. You know about magic then you let on, don t you Magic s easy It s real life that s complicated Hopkins women have always been secretive and, at present, there are three of them Lilwen Hopkins is a Hopkins by blood, unlike her sister in law, Violet, who only came to the village in order to marry Lilwen s brother, Teilo Violet and Teilo s 14 year old daughter, Cadi, spends all her time trying to discover her family s deepest, best kept and most frustrating secret what happened to her father and y [...]

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    11. This review was first published on my blog on 29th March You can find it here.The first thing that drew me to this book was the cover It is absolutely gorgeous It s full of mystery and intrigue, and having now read the book, really feel it fits too After seeing the cover, it was the synopsis that got me to read the book Which I am glad I did It was a very unique and interesting story full of emotions, mystery and intrigue While I had a few issues with it, I did overall like the book and would ha [...]

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    12. I really enjoyed this book wanting to finish it so I knew what happened, and yet not to finish it.A tale set in a Welsh village, weaving together threads of nature observations, peoples loves and mistakes, fairytales and ancient myths It has its ghosts, but they are not your usual ghosts but then this is not a usual tale The writing is full of beautiful descriptions which made me want to go out and stand in my herb garden in the rain, have my windows opened wide, curl up in a chair with hot choc [...]

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    13. Fourteen year old Cadi Hopkins has grown up with her mother Violet and her Aunt Lili who live next door to each other in the village A tragic accident claimed Cadi s older sister Dora when she was four Shortly after this, Violet s husband Teilo was killed in a car crash Her mother has never got over the loss of her elder daughter and husband, nor has she coped with the fact that shortly after Teilo s death she found herself pregnant with Cadi.Her relationship with her daughter is therefore dista [...]

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    14. The cover of this book drew me in at first glimpse it seemed to emanate a ghostly aura little did I know it is actually very fitting and the you gaze at it the intenser it becomes.Primarily a story about three female lead characters, Violet, her 14 year old daughter Cadi and her aunt Lilli So much tragedy has befallen this family, the death of Dora and Teilo sister and father of Cadi there are secrets that lurk which Cadi knows are being withheld from her.It s set in a tiny Welsh village where [...]

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    15. This review will be fairly short, because I am writing it for people who are considering buying this book, and I don t want to give anything away here that should be discovered as you are meant to while you read it Instead, I will just be explaining why I think it is such a good story.Ghostbird is indeed a ghost story, but it is not your typical ghost story of spooks or terror, because the ghost takes her place as a character among the others rather than being a mere plot device Many ghosts in s [...]

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    16. My record for choosing wonderful books based on the beautiful cover strikes gold once This was an absolutely stunning read Based in Wales, it features the story of the Hopkins women who have always been well known in the local community and Cadi is trying to find out about her father and sister, both whom died before she was born Her mother, Violet, has almost blanked out the past and refuses to discuss anything with Cadi and seems to punish her with her silence Cadi seeks solace in her Aunt Li [...]

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    17. Carol Lovekin s style of writing is exquisite, she brings to life the fairy tale quality of rural Wales and weaves it in the lives of her characters with her own brand of magic The author s understanding of complicated family relationships is impressive as she presents us with a frustrated teenager who isn t being portrayed as a brat, a mother being buried under the weight of her own depression and a woman who never intended to be a parent but is not playing a pivotal role in raising her niece.T [...]

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    18. I was drawn to Ghostbird by the reviews of others, and I was right to be drawn, beautifully written, lyrical with brilliantly unique women characters it has many elements that I love in a novel Strongly rooted in the natural world of the Welsh countryside, it is a novel which draws on the traditions of witchcraft, folk tales and ghosts It is also a compelling story of family secrets.Cadi Hopkins is fourteen, living with her mother Violet, in the cottage next door to that of her aunt Lili Hopkins [...]

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    19. This is my kind of book the intricate exploration of painful consequences, rather than an explosion of big drama In a claustrophobic Welsh village, a 4 year old tragically drowned and, 14 years on, she is still bitterly mourned by her mother, her aunt and the young sister who never had a chance to know her Cadi wants the truth about her sister and her father, but aunt and deeply damaged mother are infuriatingly determined to keep her in the dark The owl ghost of the lost child is taking shape, l [...]

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    20. I have no words At least nothing compared to what you can find in Ghostbird When I m reading this book, it s like I m in Wales The style of writing is just so melodic, so entrancing, you don t want to put it down, and the entwining relationships of the women in the story feel as familiar as if they were neighbors They re familiar because they are each of us, each dealing with life, love, and tragedy in her own way I ve struggled to get back into reading ever since grad school, and Ghostbird remi [...]

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    21. Great depiction of the atmosphere of this small Welsh village, full of magic, beautiful nature, family secrets and lies I didn t feel very close to the characters, but I did love Lili and I would have loved to know about her witchcraft but then it s not what the story is all about.More than the plot, it s really the atmosphere that is so peculiar, so out of time, that fascinated me and enchanted me.

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    22. Ghostbird is the perfect book for anyone who likes beautifully written, magical stories.The main character, Cadi, is fourteen and growing up with two strong Hopkins women, her mother and her aunt Her world is full of love, old magic, and secrets.The setting Wales, a character in itself is delightfully brought to life with lyrical description I could smell the jasmine, see the Welsh poppies, hear the raven s croak.A lovely, haunting story that is full of hope.

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    23. oh my gosh what a stunningly beautiful read this is full of Celtic legends superstitions and magic the story revolves around three women sisters in law Lili and Violet and Violet s daughter Cadi all of them have secrets but Cadi is trying to learn the truth about her father and find her lost sister Dora the Ghostbird beautifully written the writing flowed like music had tears in my eyes for large parts.

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    24. Quite wonderful takes a very special book to make me speechless, but this was it Need to let things sink in review will be up next Thursday.

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