Acclaimed fiction writer Christy Lefteri, author of the million copy bestseller The Beekeeper of Aleppo, discusses her latest book, Songbirds.Book Tickets
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CHRISTY LEFTERI is the author of the million-copy bestseller The Beekeeper of Aleppo. Her new book, Songbirds, is set in Cyprus; it is a story of love and loss, of migration and crossing borders. Yannis, a poacher of songbirds, is in love with Nisha who works as a nanny, while mothering her own child back in Sri Lanka by the screen of a phone. With infinite skill, Christy has crafted a powerful story around them, about the unseen who walk among us, cleaning our homes and caring for our children, and explores what it is to migrate in search of freedom, only to find yourself trapped. ‘A courageous, provocative, haunting writer. Songbirds is a beautiful novel. It will break your heart and open your eyes’ ―Heather Morris. Brought up in London of Cypriot refugees, Christy is a lecturer in creative writing at Brunel University.