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“Dazzling writing… funny,

tender and razor-sharp”

Beryl Bainbridge


“Lark Song”

They want to move on – but one terrible truth could shatter it all…

Book reviews

“Gently told, warm and engaging, Lark Song charts the lives and private anxieties of an ordinary family as they try to overcome loss and accept they are allowed to be happy again.” —Rachel Joyce, bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

“A captivating story, full of love, buried secrets, and a shocking betrayal. Unputdownable!” —Sue Limb, writer and broadcaster

“Jane Bailey combines lightness of touch with a deep well of emotional intelligence. This story…is affecting, wise and lovely.” —Kate Riordan, author of The Heatwave

Lark Song is a beguiling, heart-tugging novel that comes complete with some of the most convincingly written child characters I’ve encountered in grown-up fiction.” —Caroline Sanderson, editor at The Bookseller

“Lark Song is a love story with a dark betrayal at its heart that is nevertheless funny, tender, thoughtful and romantic…with characters and a plot reminiscent of Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca in a very up-to-date setting. I loved this book.” Karen Byrom