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The Snow Geese By William Fiennes

The Snow Geese
by William Fiennes

A beautiful and bestselling meditation on the meaning of home

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The Snow Geese Summary


WINNER OF THE HAWTHORNDEN PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE SUNDAY TIMES YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR One winter, after an enforced period of quiet, William Fiennes finds himself restless and yearning for adventure. Inspired by his reading about the migratory patterns of birds, he flies to Texas to find the million-strong flocks of snow geese and to follow them on their spring flight thousands of miles north to breeding grounds on the Arctic tundra. This mesmerizing book, already a classic, captures their journey with wisdom, humility and endless curiosity. It is a meditation on freedom of movement, on seeing the world anew, and on the joy of returning - indefinably changed. `Why are we drawn to birds, to landscape, to nature? It is for the sense of wonder - and in capturing that sense of wonder, Fiennes reminds us how desperately we all need it' Sunday Telegraph `The Snow Geese moved me as have few other recent books. No one who reads it is likely to continue to look at the world in the same way' Times Literary Supplement `A beautifully solitary and beautifully reflective book' Evening Standard `The descriptions of the geese and their environment are jaw-droppingly beautiful. But Fiennes' most remarkable talent is for describing the quotidian with such freshness that it is like seeing the world for the first time' Mail on Sunday `An inspired work of natural history and travel. A classic' Irish Independent

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GOR000483524
The Snow Geese
William Fiennes
Used - Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2003-02-07
256
0330375792
9780330375795
Winner of Somerset Maugham Award 2003 (UK) Winner of Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2003 (UK) Short-listed for BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize 2002 (UK) Long-listed for Guardian First Book Award 2002 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.