Colourful worlds collide in a picturesque Italian village in Matilda Woods’ debut novel, The Boy, the Bird and the Coffin Maker [Review]
Debut Australian author Matilda Woods has taken three very different ingredients – a boy, a bird and a coffin maker – and combined them to come up with a beautifully written novel for young and not-so-young readers.
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