As Kingfishers Catch Fire

As Kingfishers Catch Fire

Books and Birds

Paperback208pp Illustrated198x161mm

9781472155146     Product Code: 512696

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‘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’.

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