This is 1974, and Tirzah is sixteen, pretty, witty and wise. Brought up in a staunchly religious family, she has lived a sheltered life in a remote Welsh valley. But then she meets a boy. As she begins to struggle against the confines of her community, juggling everyone's expectations and trying to find her own way in the world, life takes an unexpected turn and Tirzah realises that there are many ways to be free. Drawing on Welsh mythology and with an almost fable-esque quality, 'Tirzah and the Prince of Crows' is an intensely immersive, layered and powerful novel about life choices and the healing power of love
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