By Alex Preston,Neil Gower
'A magical publication: an inimitable fusion of ornithology, literary anthology and autobiography.' Tom Holland
When Alex Preston was once 15, he stopped being a birdwatcher. early life and the scorn of his friends made him positioned away his binoculars, depart 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 notwithstanding. relatively, it went underground, and he started birdwatching within the books that he learn, growing his personal own anthology of nature writing that introduced the birds of his adolescence again to fantastic 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 studying and writing because it is set the joys 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 publication that would make you examine birds, on the global, in a more moderen, richer gentle.
Beautifully illustrated and illuminated by means of the distinguished picture artist Neil Gower, As Kingfishers capture Fire is a e-book to like and to carry, to come to many times, to wonder on the approach that authors around the centuries have captured the never-ending grace and diversity of birds.
'A pleased and a wondrous booklet' the Guardian
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As Kingfishers Catch Fire: Birds & Books by Alex Preston,Neil Gower