Martin Davies grew up in North West England. He has travelled widely, including in the Middle East and India, and his plan for THE CONJUROR'S BIRD was put together on a trekking holiday in Greenland. He lives in South West London and works for the BBC as a producer.
This book haunts me: I was moved, intrigued and entertained and, with each page turned, I wanted, very much, to know what was going to happen. Economically and beautifully drawn, the enigmatic delicacy of the characters and the way the stories of the past and the present intersect so teasingly, so elegantly, makes THE CONJUROR'S BIRD a deeply satisfying novel. And, best of all, the layers of the story take one deeper and deeper into the worlds of the past and the present until, in the end, there seems nothing more to discover in the lives of these characters; yet I wanted more. I heartily recommend this book! - Posie Graeme-Evans, author of THE INNOCENT and THE EXILEDDavies has created two gripping, intercut narratives a lyricism that captures the joy of the natural world [his] first novel is a highly successful and informative entertainment. - IndependentA pacy confection of history, mystery and romance Davies interweaves his complex narrative with energy and authority a most engaging and unusual first novel. - The Times