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  • Location: Scotland, Birmingham

A Bird in Winter

A Bird in Winter

Why a Booktrail?

2023:  A woman on the run…..

  • Genre: Crime, Spy story

What you need to know before your trail

Bird is a woman on the run. One minute, she’s in a meeting in her office in Birmingham – the next, she’s walking out on her job, her home, her life. It’s a day she thought might come, and one she’s prepared for – but nothing could prepare her for what will happen next. As she flees north using multiple disguises, Bird has to work out who exactly is on her trail, and who – if anyone – she can trust. Like many people, she has fantasised about escape for a long time, but now it’s actually happening. Is her greatest fear that she will be hunted down, or that she will never be found?

Travel Guide

A trail across Scotland and beyond

There is a trail, an escape from Birmingham to  various places in Scotland. There’s Mallaig, the Kyle of Lochash, Plockton and Thurso to name but a few. Right up to Shetland  and the Isle of Noss.

The novel is based in the world of British Intelligence and introduces the reader to the legend of the Isdal woman.  The author mentions that the story of this women was perhaps not the best thing to listen to on audiobook when walking alone.

The photo gallery contains pictures taken by Louise during her travel research for the book.

Trail Gallery

BookTrail Boarding Pass: A Bird in Winter

Destination: Scotland, Birmingham Author/guide: Louise Doughty  Departure Time: 2023

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