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The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar By Martin Windrow

The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar

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When author met the tawny owlet that he christened Mumble, it was love at first sight. Raising her from a fledgling, through adolescence and into her prime years, he recorded every detail of their time living together (secretly) in a south London tower block, and later in a Sussex village. This book tells the story of their relationship.

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The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar by Martin Windrow

'Perched on the back of a sunlit chair was something about 9 inches tall and shaped rather like a plump toy penguin with a nose-job. It appeared to be wearing a one-piece knitted jumpsuit of pale grey fluff with brown stitching, complete with an attached balaclava helmet. From the face-hole of the fuzzy balaclava, two big, shiny black eyes gazed up at me trustfully. Kweep, it said quietly.' When author Martin Windrow met the tawny owlet that he christened Mumble, it was love at first sight. Raising her from a fledgling, through adolescence and into her prime years, Windrow recorded every detail of their time living together (secretly) in a south London tower block, and later in a Sussex village. This is the touching, intriguing and eccentric story of their 15-year relationship, complete with photographs and illustrations of the beautiful Mumble. Along the way, we are given fascinating insight into the ornithology of owls - from their evolution and biology to their breeding habits and hunting tactics. The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar is a witty, quirky and utterly charming account of the companionship between one man and his owl.

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"A heavenly book. Mumble will move you to tears, mostly of laughter, as she flutters her way into your heart." Jilly Cooper "Unlikely books are often very endearing - this is one such book. An utterly charming work, perhaps best read at night when there are owls about." Alexander McCall Smith "An engaging, funny and beautifully told memoir." Choice Magazine "Windrow describes the secret life of owls in a warm and highly readable style. A book to brighten up your day." The Lady "Anyone who thinks the bond between man and dog or cat is the supreme human-house pet attachment will have to reconsider after reading Martin Windrow's touching account of the bird who changed his life, a possessive and characterful tawny owl named Mumble who was his domestic companion for 15 action-packed years." -- Liesl Schillinger The New York Times Book Review

About Martin Windrow


Martin Windrow is a military historian and author, and the long-time military editor of Osprey Publishing. He is an Associate of the Royal Historical Society and of the Foreign Legion Association of Great Britain. He lives in East Sussex.

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GOR011103303
The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar by Martin Windrow
Martin Windrow
Used - Like New
Hardback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2014-02-27
320
0593072715
9780593072714
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.