Gone Are The Leaves
Feilamort is a choir boy in the Laird and his French wifeâ€™s castle, where Deirdre embroiders robes. When Feilamort must make an awful decision, his choice catapults himself and Deirdre head-first into adulthood. Soon, it becomes clear that someone close is intent on keeping his childhood hidden.
Anne Donovanâ€™s debut Buddha Da was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Scottish Book of the Year Award, and was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. It received a Scottish Arts Council Award and won the Le Prince Maurice Award in Mauritius in 2004. She is also the author of Being Emily and the short-story collection, Hieroglyphics.
â€˜Utterly mesmerising and moving. A strange, Scottish fairytale told in lilting, hypnotic proseâ€™Eve Harris, Booker Prize-longlisted author of The Marrying of Chani Kaufman
â€˜Anne Donovan is outstandingâ€™ Melvyn Bragg
â€˜Quirky and endearing. Don't wait until your next life too read itâ€™ Sunday Herald on Buddha Da
â€˜An enchanting novel in which ordinary lives are illuminated with extraordinary charmâ€™ Daily Telegraph on Buddha Da