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Bird Brain By Guy Kennaway

Bird Brain
by Guy Kennaway

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Life was always difficult for Banger Peyton-Crumbe, an antiquated, misanthropic blood-sport obsessive, but it gets considerably worse when he is killed in a shooting incident and returns to earth as a pheasant. Banger's family think his death was an accident, but his gun dogs, who witnessed their master's demise, know it to be murder.
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Bird Brain by Guy Kennaway

Poacher turned gamekeeper may be one of the oldest plots in fiction, but in Guy Kennaway's achingly funny new novel it is given a sharp and playful new twist. Life was always difficult for Banger Peyton-Crumbe, an antiquated, misanthropic blood-sport obsessive, but it gets considerably worse when he is killed in a shooting incident and returns to earth as a pheasant. And a pro-shooting pheasant at that. Banger's long-suffering family think his death was an accident, but his gun dogs, who witnessed their master's demise, know it to be murder. He quickly adapts to life as one of thousands of birds reared for local shoots, and is able to put his experience to good use, advising his new friends on the best way to avoid an early death. It's not all bad - there's food, a warm bed and hens aplenty. But avoiding the guns turn out to be the least of Banger's worries, when he discovers in a scrap of newspaper the terrible truth of his accident. Navigating a range of obstacles, from foxes to well-meaning children to blundering animal-rights activists, he embarks on an epic journey back to his ancestral seat and his beloved dogs in an attempt to rectify the many mistakes of his life, and confront his murderer.

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Bird Brain Reviews


"Whatever one makes of the mixture, this is a bloody brilliant book" -- Andrew Barrow Spectator "A hysterical nail-biting finale keeps us gripped right to the conclusion, where, as in all good whodunits, the wrongdoers get their just desserts. A wonderful, rollicking comedy with a heart." Good Book Guide

About Guy Kennaway


Guy Kennaway's books include One People, a novel, and Sunbathing Naked, a memoir. He lives in Somerset.

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GOR003290184
Bird Brain by Guy Kennaway
Guy Kennaway
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2011-10-06
304
0224093991
9780224093996
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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