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Corvus: A Life With Birds - Esther Woolfson
Corvus: A Life With Birds
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A memoir about sharing domestic life with wild birds. It combines natural and cultural history with a personal story told with wit, lyricism and affection.
A memoir about sharing domestic life with wild birds. It combines natural and cultural history with a personal story told with wit, lyricism and affection.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781847080806 (1847080804)
Publisher: Granta Books
Pages no: 337
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
4.0 Corvus: A Life with Birds
Birds have arrived, the chosen and the unwanted, the damaged, the accidentally displaced from nests. They have stayed, or gone, leaving, all of them, their own determined avian imprint, entirely unrelated to size or species, and with each has been established an enduring sense of connection, one tha...
The City Of Invention
The City Of Invention rated it
5.0 Corvus: A Life with Birds
Corvus is the story of Esther Woolfson's relationship with a number of birds which have been brought to her for one reason or another, usually because they were ejected prematurely from their nests. In particular it focuses on two of them: Spike, a magpie, and Chicken a rook.The birds become part of...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it
4.0 Corvus: A Life with Birds
An enjoyable and erudite memoir of Woolfson's life with birds. She does not confine her love, nor her writing, to the corvids- though they do make up the bulk of the book. Some of the gritty realities of sharing a space with very intelligent birds made me re-think my desire for a magpie- caching min...
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