'Absolutely wonderful. It has the emotional integrity of One Day and the complexity and character depth of Cloud Atlas ... An incredible achievement' Deborah Install, author of A Robot in the Garden
After studying theatre and film, Tor Udall co-founded a dance-theatre company and spent most of her twenties directing, writing and performing. A Thousand Paper Birds is her first novel. She lives in London with her husband and young children. @TorUdall
Kew Gardens proves an abundant and richly suggestive backdrop for this unusual story ... Udall weaves a complex story about the mysterious ways a life can linger, like a scent, and how grief and love can sometimes feel so vast and overwhelming that no earthly landscape can contain them * Daily Mail * A rich and intricate debut, at once subtle and powerful, intent and reflective, lyrical and visceral, expertly cultivating an abundance of life from all that remains after death -- James Hannah, author of 'The A to Z of You and Me' A moving story as intricate and elegant as the origami birds that Chloe, one of the characters, folds. I loved this whimsical debut novel * Red, Summer Reads * An extraordinary, enchanting book. Writing as fine and precise as a botanical sketch, gorgeously arty themes, powerful yet fragile imagery and a brilliant story - this is a book to love and treasure -- Tracy Rees, author of 'Amy Snow' This novel is all about seeing a `scarred loveliness' in a damaged world * Psychologies * A delicate and beautiful unfolding of grief, loss, love and the way that lives intersect. Insightful and inventive -- Ann Morgan, author of 'Beside Myself' Absolutely wonderful. It has the emotional integrity of One Day and the complexity and character depth of Cloud Atlas ... An incredible achievement -- Deborah Install, author of 'A Robot in the Garden'