ABOUT THE BOOK
Eleven-year-old schoolboy, Roy Nuttersley has been dealt a pretty raw deal. While hideous parents show him precious little in the way of love and affection, school bullies make his life a misery. So Roy takes comfort in looking after the birds in his garden, and in return the birds hatch a series of ambitious schemes to protect their new friend. As with the best-laid plans, however, these get blown completely off course - and as a result the lives of both Roy and his arch tormentor, Harry Hodges are turned upside down - but in a surprisingly good way.
MY REVIEW 4 out of 5 stars
Echoing the charm of classic English authors such as Roald Dahl before him, Alex Pearl has written Sleeping with the Blackbirds which reminds us of the unspeakable magic that comes from a good heart and unique friendships. For the child in all of us who is in need of a little adventure, Pearl’s work has an appeal that is hard to pin down and yet it gives us the impression that it neither needs nor wants to be captured.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
This is Alex Pearl’s first work of fiction. I was inspired by his 13-year-old son who has an affinity with birds and can, when pressed, produce an uncanny imitation of a seagull. For over 25 years, Alex has been employed by numerous advertising agencies as a copywriter. Alex is married with two children and lives in North West London.
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.