By Alex Preston,Neil Gower
'A magical ebook: an inimitable fusion of ornithology, literary anthology and autobiography.' Tom Holland
When Alex Preston was once 15, he stopped being a birdwatcher. youth and the scorn of his friends made him positioned away his binoculars, go away in the back of the hides and the character reserves and the quiet companionship of his fellow birders. His love of birds did not disappear even though. fairly, it went underground, and he started birdwatching within the books that he learn, developing his personal own anthology of nature writing that introduced the birds of his formative years again to great lifestyles.
Looking for moments 'when center and chook are one', Preston weaves the superior writing approximately birds right into a own and kooky narrative that's as a lot concerning the pleasure of interpreting and writing because it is ready the fun of natural world. relocating from the 'high requiem' of Keats's nightingale to the crow-strewn sky on the finish of Alan Garner's The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, from Ted Hughes's brooding 'Hawk within the Rain' to the giddy anthropomorphism of Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, it is a booklet that might make you examine birds, on the global, in a more moderen, richer gentle.
Beautifully illustrated and illuminated by way of the distinguished photograph artist Neil Gower, As Kingfishers seize Fire is a ebook to like and to carry, to come back to time and again, to wonder on the means that authors around the centuries have captured the never-ending grace and diversity of birds.
'A pleased and a wondrous e-book' the Guardian
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As Kingfishers Catch Fire: Birds & Books by Alex Preston,Neil Gower