Corvus: A Life with Birds by Esther Woolfson

Corvus: A Life with Birds by Esther Woolfson

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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.

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Esther Woolfson's daughter rescued Chicken, a fledgling rook sixteen years ago. Amazed by their intelligence and personalities, Woolfson became fascinated by corvids. Chicken, Spike the magpie, and, most recently, Ziki the Crow, have formed sibling relationships with Woolfson's daughters and with each other; cached food in her kitchen wall and laid eggs in her living room; called to her at dawn, and perched companionably on her knee of an evening; and taught her more than she ever expected about birds and about human beings. Woolfson's account of her experiences is funny, touching and beautifully written, and gives fascinating insights into the closeness human beings can achieve with wild creatures.

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SKU GOR001531738
Title Corvus: A Life with Birds
Author By (author) Esther Woolfson
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Granta Books
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 1847080804
ISBN 13 9781847080806
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Esther Woolfson's daughter rescued Chicken, a fledgling rook sixteen years ago. Amazed by their intelligence and personalities, Woolfson became fascinated by corvids. Chicken, Spike the magpie, and, most recently, Ziki the Crow, have formed sibling relationships with Woolfson's daughters and with each other; cached food in her kitchen wall and laid eggs in her living room; called to her at dawn, and perched companionably on her knee of an evening; and taught her more than she ever expected about birds and about human beings. Woolfson's account of her experiences is funny, touching and beautifully written, and gives fascinating insights into the closeness human beings can achieve with wild creatures.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001531738
Title Corvus: A Life with Birds
Author By (author) Esther Woolfson
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Granta Books
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 1847080804
ISBN 13 9781847080806
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No