Britain’s Birds: A Treasury of Facts, Fiction and Folklore


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Britain’s Birds: A Treasury of Facts, Fiction and Folklore Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Pavilion Books
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Pages: 240 Language: English ISBN: 9781911657149 Categories: , ,

Packed with natural history facts, folklore and literary appearances for more than 70 of Britain’s birds. A fascinating and charming guide that will 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? There are 40 beautiful custom illustrations in the book too, which will help beginners to identify the birds.

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Author Biography

Jo 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.