The Conjuror's Bird by Martin Davies was one of Richard and Judy's book club books from earlier this year. I spotted it in the library recently and nabbed it as it sounded interesting. And it was. A quick, undemanding read it involved two stories - that of 18th. century scientist and naturalist, Joseph Banks, and his mistress, and a modern-day tale of the search for a stuffed, extinct bird. The two tales are of course interlinked and there's even a third one in there lurking somewhere. A good read especially if you happen to have an interest in birds, the history of exploration, or just enjoy a good mystery.
Current read: The Hounds of Morrigan by Pat O'Shea - a young adult fantasy book from the 1980s that I picked up years ago.