Overview

Britain’s Birds A Treasury of Fact, Fiction and Folklore A companion to the successful Britain’s Wildflowers and Britain’s Trees, this beautifully illustrated book would make a perfect gift for anyone who loves birds and natural Britain.

Did you know that, according to legend, blackbirds were originally white? Or that the number of times you hear a cuckoo determines how many children you’ll have? Or that woodpeckers have special shock absorbers built into their beaks? Or that in 1958, a puffin was blown inland and knocked a man off his bicycle near Bromley? This fascinating and entertaining guide is packed with natural history facts, folklore and literary appearances for more than 70 of Britain’s birds, accompanied by 40 beautiful custom illustrations – ideal for beginners wishing to identify the birds.

Jo Woolf was born in Shropshire, and now lives with her husband in Argyll. She has always had a passion for writing, along with a lively fascination for history and the natural world. In 2016 she was invited to become Writer in Residence at the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

SKU: 50059247
Format: Hardback
Author: Jo Woolf
Dimensions: H192 x W13.6cm
ISBN: 9781911657149
No. of Pages: 240

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