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The Charm of Birds By Edward Grey

The Charm of Birds by Edward Grey

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This classic work of ornithology, one of the finest ever written on birdsong, was first published in 1927 and is now reissued in this beautiful new edition.

The Charm of Birds Summary

The Charm of Birds by Edward Grey

The discovery and publication of The Cottage Book in 1999 brought the name of Sir Edward Grey - Viscount Grey of Fallodon - to the fore again after years of neglect. The longest-serving Foreign Secretary of the 20th century (and probably best remembered for his words at the outbreak of the First World War: The lights are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime'), he was also a naturalist and writer of the first order. First published in 1927, The Charm of Birds was an immediate popular success, but has been unavailable for many years. It deals mostly, but not exclusively, with birdsong, and is full of sensitive observation, beautifully written. Unlike most works of ornithology, it can be read for the pleasure of its prose alone. This handsome new edition contains all the woodcuts by Robert Gibbings that appeared in the original edition, with the addition of some of his other bird engravings. It is a volume to inspire all lovers of nature.

About Edward Grey

Sir Edward Grey was born in 1862 and educated at Winchester and Oxford. He was Foreign Secretary between 1905 and 1916, and he died at Fallodon, Northumberland, in 1933.

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The Charm of Birds by Edward Grey
Used - Very Good
Orion Publishing Co
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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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