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Gilmour, Charlie: Featherhood

'The best piece of nature writing since H is for Hawk, and the most powerful work of biography I have read in years' Neil Gaiman

'The best piece of nature writing since H is for Hawk, and the most powerful work of biography I have read in years' Neil Gaiman

'Wonderful - I can't recommend it too highly' Helen Macdonald

'One of those rare, enchanted books' Isabella Tree

'Beautiful - it made me cry' Simon Amstell

'I was entranced' Cathy Rentzenbrink

This is a story about birds and fathers.

About the young magpie that fell from its nest in a Bermondsey junkyard into Charlie Gilmour's life - and swiftly changed it. Demanding worms around the clock, riffling through his wallet, sharing his baths and roosting in his hair...

About the jackdaw kept at a Cornish stately home by Heathcote Williams, anarchist, poet, magician, stealer of Christmas, and Charlie's biological father who vanished from his life in the dead of night.

It is a story about repetition across generations and birds that run in the blood; about a terror of repeating the sins of the father and a desire to build a nest of one's own.

It is a story about change - from wild to tame; from sanity to madness; from life to death to birth; from freedom to captivity and back again, via an insane asylum, a prison and a magpie's nest.

And ultimately, it is the story of a love affair between a man and a magpie.

Redemptive, beautifully written and often very funny, this is a moving study of the power of human (and magpie) love to repair even the most wounded heart.
B-Format Paperback
Autor Gilmour, Charlie
Verlag Orion
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2021
Seitenangabe 288 S.
Meldetext Lieferbar in ca. 10-20 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H19.8 cm x B12.6 cm x D2.4 cm 260 g
Coverlag Weidenfeld & Nicolson (Imprint/Brand)

'The best piece of nature writing since H is for Hawk, and the most powerful work of biography I have read in years' Neil Gaiman

'Wonderful - I can't recommend it too highly' Helen Macdonald

'One of those rare, enchanted books' Isabella Tree

'Beautiful - it made me cry' Simon Amstell

'I was entranced' Cathy Rentzenbrink

This is a story about birds and fathers.

About the young magpie that fell from its nest in a Bermondsey junkyard into Charlie Gilmour's life - and swiftly changed it. Demanding worms around the clock, riffling through his wallet, sharing his baths and roosting in his hair...

About the jackdaw kept at a Cornish stately home by Heathcote Williams, anarchist, poet, magician, stealer of Christmas, and Charlie's biological father who vanished from his life in the dead of night.

It is a story about repetition across generations and birds that run in the blood; about a terror of repeating the sins of the father and a desire to build a nest of one's own.

It is a story about change - from wild to tame; from sanity to madness; from life to death to birth; from freedom to captivity and back again, via an insane asylum, a prison and a magpie's nest.

And ultimately, it is the story of a love affair between a man and a magpie.

Redemptive, beautifully written and often very funny, this is a moving study of the power of human (and magpie) love to repair even the most wounded heart.
B-Format Paperback
Fr. 18.50
Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-1-4746-0948-7
Verfügbarkeit: Lieferbar in ca. 10-20 Arbeitstagen

Über den Autor Gilmour, Charlie

Charlie Gilmour was born in 1989 and raised in London and Sussex. He read history at Cambridge University, with a brief interlude in 2011 at Her Majesty's Prison Wandsworth. He lives in South London with his wife, Janina, and their daughter, Olga.

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