Waiting for the Albino Dunnock

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781474603010

Price: £9.99

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‘A beautiful book’ Tim Birkhead, author of Bird Sense
‘The prose is sublime, and so is the intelligence behind it’ Bel Mooney, Daily Mail

The extraordinary world of birds has the power to change lives, as it did the author’s. The pleasure and fascination of bird-watching, together with the silence and stillness involved, can play a part in changing the way that we live our lives – and can help us when we have to deal with adversity.

Personal and elegiac, Waiting for the Albino Dunnock shows us how beauty is central to our emotional wellbeing, and reminds us of the careless damage we are inflicting on the natural world. This glorious pilgrimage into the soaring world of birds opens our eyes afresh to the beauty which surrounds us.

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Glorious, beautifully written pilgrimage into the soaring world of birds ... The prose is sublime, and so is the intelligence behind it
Bel Mooney, DAILY MAIL
Beautifully written
CHOICE magazine
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
Richard Davenport-Hines, THE OLDIE
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'
THE LADY
A beautiful book
Tim Birkhead, author of <i>BIRD SENSE</i>
[Richardson] writes...with a poetic lyricism
Eithne Farry, SUNDAY EXPRESS
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
Sara Maitland, BBC COUNTRYFILE
[Richardson's] lyrical memoir of a year of birdwatching in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Greece is a life-enhancing record of birds (and books).
DAILY MAIL