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Esther Woolfson
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 2 years ago
A memoir, of sorts, with threads of hard science, poetry, mythology and philosophy interwoven through tales of the corvids (and a couple of parrot-family birds) that have shared the author's life and home. The book was both hard to put down; engrossing, and at times a tiny bit tedious as Woolfson ...
BrokenTune rated it 3 years ago
I don't know what it was with this book, but after reading Corvus this one just paled in comparison. Woolfson seemed to repeat some of the stories in Corvus (or at least make reference to them without further explanation) and seemed to jump all over the place. Next!
BrokenTune rated it 3 years ago
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...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
bookshelves: hardback, paper-read, one-penny-wonder, scotland-aberdeenshire, britain-scotland, nonfiction, autumn-2015, newtome-author, nonfic-nov-2015, cover-love, nature, published-2013, author-in-the-mirror, autobiography-memoir, epistolatory-diary-blog, sciences, whimsy, whats-it-all-about-alfi...
The City Of Invention
The City Of Invention rated it 10 years ago
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...
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