As Kingfishers Catch Fire

As Kingfishers Catch Fire

Books & Birds

Hardback208pp Illustrated234x190mm

9781472152244     Product Code: 506834


‘Triangulating between the bird, the world and literature’, Alex Preston’s book brings together a vast range of writing about birds and his own very personal experience as a birdwatcher, book-lover and novelist. Arranged by 21 bird species, each one illustrated by Neil Gower, the book quotes poets and prose writers as diverse as Dark Age poets, John Clare and Richard Mabey, looking always for writing that ‘makes the birds take shape in the mind in a way that is new yet immediately familiar’.

publ £25.00