Menace and mystery lie in wait on a young girl's courageous journey of discovery in this powerful work of historical literary fiction.
An advert in the Calcutta Gazette is looking for an apprentice draughtsman to accompany a scholar on an expedition to record avian life in Bengal. How can Anila Tandy, left to fend for herself in a city of rogues, dare to apply for a position that is clearly not meant for her? But the talented "Bird Girl of Calcutta" has never shrunk from a challenge. And perhaps this voyage up the Ganges might be just the thing to equip Anila in her search for her father, missing for years and presumed dead.
About the Author
Mary Finn worked for years as a magazine journalist with Radio Telefís Eireann, the Irish broadcasting service. She says Anila'a Journey, her first novel, was inspired by the story behind the 18th century Portrait of An Indian Lady painted by Thomas Hickey which hangs in the National Gallery of Ireland (and now graces the front cover), as well as a lifelong fascination with India. Mary Finn lives in Dublin with her son and works as a freelance writer.