The Messenger Bird by Ruth Eastham

The Messenger Bird

Written by Ruth Eastham

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May 2012 Book of the Month.

Cleverly interweaving a modern day storyline with one from the 1940s, it's the story of Nathan who must find out what the link is between his father's recent disappearance and that of Lily, an ex-Bletchley Park employee, before it's too late for his dad. The author draws you in to both strands of the story - historical and modern day - with surprising twists and turns and puzzles to solve. With quality writing and a real page-turning quality it's a book readers will find hard to put down. Fans of Ruth Eastham's debut The Memory Cage, although quite different, will devour this as well.


The Messenger Bird by Ruth Eastham

A thrilling adventure, packed with clue-solving and unexplained mysteries from World War II.

Nathan's father has been arrested. He works for the Ministry of Defence and is accused of leaking top secret information. But as he is dragged into a police car, he gives Nathan a message. It leads to a riddle, but it's not from Dad. It's from an ex-Bletchley Park employee, Lily Wilson, and was written in 1940. Nathan begins to follow the clues left behind by Lily. But how can this war-time story link to his father's fate? Hope for Dad's appeal is fading fast. He must solve the puzzle. Time is running out.

About the Author

Ruth Eastham

Sarah J. Maas wrote the first incarnation of her debut novel, Throne of Glass, when she was just sixteen. Since its publication, it has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Teen Book of the Year and has sold in sixteen languages. The sequels, Crown of Midnight and Heir of Fire, are New York Times bestsellers. When Sarah is not writing, she can be found watching everything from Star Wars to Hayao Miyazaki films and reading fairy tales. To find out more, visit

To find out more about Ruth and download free study guides for The Memory Cage, visit her website.

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224 pages


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Publication date

3rd May 2012




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