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Featherhood: 'The best piece of nature writing since H is for Hawk, and the most powerful work of biography I have read in years' Neil Gaiman

Featherhood: 'The best piece of nature writing since H is for Hawk, and the most powerful work of biography I have read in years' Neil Gaiman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Gilmour, Charlie

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'The best piece of nature writing since H is for Hawk, and the most powerful work of biography I have read in years' Neil Gaiman 'Wonderful - I can't recommend it too highly' Helen Macdonald 'One of those rare, enchanted books' Isabella Tree 'Beautiful - it made me cry' Simon Ams...tell 'I was entranced' Cathy Rentzenbrink This is a story about birds and fathers. About the young magpie that fell from its nest in a Bermondsey junkyard into Charlie Gilmour's life - and swiftly changed it. Demanding worms around the clock, riffling through his wallet, sharing his baths and roosting in his hair... About the jackdaw kept at a Cornish stately home by Heathcote Williams, anarchist, poet, magician, stealer of Christmas, and Charlie's biological father who vanished from his life in the dead of night. It is a story about repetition across generations and birds that run in the blood; about a terror of repeating the sins of the father and a desire to build a nest of one's own. It is a story about change - from wild to tame; from sanity to madness; from life to death to birth; from freedom to captivity and back again, via an insane asylum, a prison and a magpie's nest. And ultimately, it is the story of a love affair between a man and a magpie.
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ISBN 9781474622424
Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
Publisher Orion Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781474622424
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Released 29 Sep 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Gilmour, Charlie
Category Adoption & Fostering
Care Of The Elderly
Family & Other Relationships: General
Adoption & Tracing Birth Parents
Intergenerational Relationships
Advice On Parenting
Birds & Birdwatching
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Dewey Code 304.27
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Human-animal relationships, Magpies
NBS Text Marriage, Family & Other Relationships
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;General/trade

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