Critically-acclaimed Australian author Nikki Gemmell's novel Love Song is exquisitely rendered by actor Caroline Lee. Lillie Bird's escape from her closed religious community finds her in England, accused of murder. Lee's empathic treatment of this suspenseful literary masterpiece is utterly compelling to the listener. Gemmell's prose has a rhythmic, sonorous quality, and listeners will appreciate hearing this story unfold, as Lillie Bird works through the very human dilemmas of freedom, loss, love, and identity in the cold streets of England.
Love Song is the story of Lillie Bird, a woman from a locked religious community who one day finds herself in the freedom of a strange new world, England, accused of murdering a man. But it was there, in that land of cold, dark skies and scuffed and tumbling streets that she had first found the pleasure and the sadness, and the love she had, for years, so desperately sought.
Love Song is at once a celebration of the human spirit and a powerful story of exile, identity and love. Mesmerising and heartbreaking, this is Nikki Gemmell's finest work to date.
©2005 Nikki Gemmell; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing
I love Caroline Lee's narrations. This story was interesting and enjoyable. A good listen. Recommend.
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