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Bookcase Showcase: Author Faye Bird

Books live in various places in my house. They are mainly on the bookshelves downstairs, but also on the landing, in my children’s rooms and next to my bed. There are also usually a couple (at least) kicking around in the bathroom.

The bookshelves downstairs are a mixture of my books and my husband’s. We don’t have a huge amount of space at home so these are the books that we’ve each of us decided to keep for one reason or another. His tend to be non-fiction, although the odd piece of fiction does appear.  Mine are all fiction, plays too. They are the books I’ve loved, studied or been given; the books that mean something to me and that I know I’ll want to come back to again for one reason or another.

But books move around in my house too. My children, who are now 11 and 13, are getting closer to reading lots of the YA books I’ve devoured, so books have started to move from my room to theirs, and sometimes I’ll nab a book they’ve chosen to read after they’ve finished with it. This is a new thing - and rather lovely!

I have claimed one space at home as my own for books - here, on the landing, in an old glass-fronted bookcase with my grandmother’s teapot sat on top. This is the place the rest of the family hilariously call “Mum’s booky corner,” but I really wanted a place of my own for some of my books and so I claimed it! Here are the books I’ve read recently and loved, the books I’ve had signed, the books I’m looking forward to reading next and there is (at the moment) space for the books still to come... 

When love turns to jealousy, when jealousy turns to rage, when rage turns to destruction...

Laura was head over heels in love with Joe. But now Laura lies in a coma and Joe has gone missing. Was he the one who attacked her?

Laura's sister Tessie is selectively mute. She can't talk but she can listen. And as people tell her their secrets, she thinks she's getting close to understanding what happened on that fateful night.

Information about the Book
Title: What I Couldn’t Tell You
Author: Faye Bird
Release Date: May 1st 2016
Genre: YA Thriller
Publisher: Usborne
Format: Paperback

Faye writes fiction for young adults. Before becoming a writer she worked as a literary agent representing screenwriters in film and TV. She studied Philosophy and Literature at Warwick University, but has otherwise always lived in London, and still does now. Her second novel, What I Couldn’t Tell You, will be published on 1 May 2016.