It was Felix Hamilton who named it the Birdcage--the tall house in Bristol where Miss Pidgeon lives with her tenants, the beautiful and talented actress Angel Blake and Angel's daughter, Lizzie. Lizzie longed for a father, but Felix knew that ultimately he would have to remain with his own son, Piers, at the gracious, mellow Michaelgarth, the family home on the edge of Exmoor. Many years later, Lizzie comes at last to Michaelgarth and meets Piers for the first time. There she finds a family in trouble--and miraculously, they need her to help them heal. Written with shining honesty and compassion, The Birdcage has every bit of the wonder that Marcia Willett's fans have come to expect.
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Praise for Marcia Willett's Novels "Willett's first book published in the U.S., A Week in Winter, was very popular with contemporary women's fiction consumers, and comparisons to Rosamunde Pilcher and Maeve Binchy abounded. Readers will enjoy the heartwarming ending, vibrant characters, and the excellent depiction of the English countryside."- Booklist (starred review) on A Summer in the Country "A must for women's fiction readers."- Booklist on The Children's Hour "Readers will be charmed by Willett's style--highly recommended."- Library Journal on A Week in Winter "Captivating . . . will evoke for readers Rosamunde Pilcher's The Shell Seekers . . . Willett's a true discovery."- Michelle Slung, Victoria magazine, on A Week in Winter "Thoroughly engrossing, with richly drawn characters, a mysterious locale, and a beautifully crafted plot . . . The perfect addition to your summer beach tote."- (South Florida) Sun-Sentinel on A Week in Winter "Like Rosamunde Pilcher and Maeve Binchy, Willett creates such fully dimensional characters that readers feel as if they should phone or e-mail them to keep in touch."- Rocky Mountain News on A Week in WinterAbout the Author:
Born in Somerset, in the West Country of England, Marcia Willett was the youngest of five girls. Her family was unconventional and musical, but Marcia chose to train as a ballet dancer. Unfortunately, her body did not develop with the classical proportions demanded by the Royal Ballet, so she studied to be a ballet teacher. Her first husband was a naval officer in the submarine serivce; their son, Charles, is now married and a clergyman. Her second husband, Rodney, himself a writer and broadcaster, encouraged Marcia to write novels. The Birdcage follows three earlier novels, A Week in Winter, A Summer in the Country, and The Children's Hour.
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Book Description Thomas Dunne Books, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0312327757
Book Description Thomas Dunne Books, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312327757