Corvus: A Life With Birds

Author(s): Esther Woolfson

Non-Fiction General

Funny, touching and beautifully written - a fascinating insight into the closeness human beings can achieve with wild creatures' Sunday TimesOne spring, many years ago, Esther Woolfson's daughter rescued a fledgling rook. That rook, named Chicken, quickly established herself as part of the family, and other birds, including an irascible cockatiel and a depressive parrot, soon followed. But it was the corvids - members of the crow family - who amazed Woolfson with their personality and their capacity for affection. This classic blend of memoir and natural history combines the author's fascination with all things avian, from the mechanics of flight to the science of birdsong, with her funny, tender stories of life among the birds.


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'Funny, touching and beautifully written - a fascinating insight into the closeness human beings can achieve with wild creatures' Sunday Times

Esther Woolfson was brought up in Glasgow and studied Chinese at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Edinburgh University. Her acclaimed short stories have appeared in many anthologies and have been read on Radio 4. She has won prizes for her nature writing and received a Scottish Arts Council Travel Grant and a Writer's Bursary.

General Fields

  • : 9781783784486
  • : Granta Books
  • : Granta Books
  • : May 2018
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 352
  • : Esther Woolfson