The butcher bird

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New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
1605989819, 9781605989815
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342 pages ; 24 cm


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New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
1605989819, 9781605989815


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[Originally published in the UK in 2015].
Oswald de Lacey is growing up fast in his new position as Lord of Somershill Manor. The Black Death changed many things, and just as it took away his father and elder brothers, leaving Oswald to be recalled from the monastery where he expected to spend his life, so it has taken many of his villagers and servants. However, there is still the same amount of work to be done in the farms and fields, and the few people left to do it think they should be paid more - something the King himself has forbidden. Just as anger begins to spread, the story of the Butcher Bird takes flight. People claim to have witnessed a huge creature in the skies. A new-born baby is found impaled on a thorn bush. And then more children disappear. Convinced the bird is just a superstitious rumour, Oswald must discover what is really happening. He can expect no help from his snobbish mother and his scheming sister Clemence, who is determined to protect her own child, but happy to neglect her step-daughters. From the plague-ruined villages of Kent to the thief-infested streets of London and the luxurious bedchamber of a bewitching lady, Oswald's journey is full of danger, dark intrigue and shocking revelations.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sykes, S. D. (2016). The butcher bird (First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.). Pegasus Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sykes, S. D.. 2016. The Butcher Bird. Pegasus Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sykes, S. D.. The Butcher Bird Pegasus Books, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sykes, S. D.. The Butcher Bird First Pegasus Books hardcover edition., Pegasus Books, 2016.

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