Glorious, beautifully written pilgrimage into the soaring world of birds ... The prose is sublime, and so is the intelligence behind it
Rare, charming and unforgettable ... Her prose has the clarity, poise, precision and transcendent beauty of someone who was brought up reading the classics and knows the joy of finding the right words. Every sentence is perfect
This exquisite depiction of bird-watching as personal pilgrimage is written with passion, poetry and the freshness of a newcomer: 'the real voyage of discovery consists in...seeing with new eyes'
A beautiful book
[Richardson] writes...with a poetic lyricism
Richardson is both a looker and a see-er and her open-eyed delight in the beauty around her has an infectious quality enhanced by exquisite writing
[Richardson's] lyrical memoir of a year of birdwatching in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Greece is a life-enhancing record of birds (and books).