The Conjuror's Bird

by Martin Davies | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 034092053x Global Overview for this book
Registered by BabyFlylady of Driffield, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on 5/13/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by BabyFlylady from Driffield, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, May 13, 2007
Synopsis
In 1774, an unusual bird was spotted on Captain Cook's second expedition to the South Seas. This single specimen was captured, preserved, and brought back to England--and no other bird of its kind was ever seen again. The bird was given to naturalist Joseph Banks, who displayed it proudly in his collection until it too disappeared. Were it not for a colored drawing created by the ship's artist, it would seem that the Mysterious Bird of Ulieta had never existed. Two hundred years later, naturalist John Fitzgerald gets a call from an old friend asking him to join the search for the bird's remains. He traces the bird's history, uncovering surprising details about the role of a woman known only as Miss B in Joseph Banks's life and career. Could she be the key to solving the mystery--to finally finding the lost Bird of Ulieta? Seamlessly leaping between two time periods," The Conjurer's Bird" is at once the story of Joseph Banks's secret life and of Fitz's thrilling and near-impossible race to find the elusive bird.

Journal Entry 2 by BabyFlylady from Driffield, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, May 26, 2007
A promising start to the story although the prose was a little weak. I liked the "treasure hunting" element and the theads of history running through. I was disappointed at the end as the stories seemed to run out of steam.

Lovely links to Lincolnshire......it may find it's way there yet!

Journal Entry 3 by BabyFlylady at Botanic Gardens in Durham, County Durham United Kingdom on Sunday, July 22, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (7/28/2007 UTC) at Botanic Gardens in Durham, County Durham United Kingdom

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at the picnic

Journal Entry 4 by BabyFlylady from Driffield, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 01, 2007
Not released at Picnic after all! Not sure why it was overlooked!

Journal Entry 5 by BabyFlylady at Controlled Release - By Post in Driffield, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 01, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (9/3/2007 UTC) at Controlled Release - By Post in Driffield, East Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Releasing as part of Happy Day RABCK from jacksmum2004

Journal Entry 6 by ktwalker from Aston, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 07, 2007
recieved today

Journal Entry 7 by ktwalker from Aston, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, November 01, 2007
very enjoyable

Journal Entry 8 by ktwalker at Charity shop collection bag in Aston, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, November 01, 2007

Released 11 yrs ago (11/1/2007 UTC) at Charity shop collection bag in Aston, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

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