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Old Monday 1st June 2020, 16:57   #1
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Red face Fiction Books on Birds

I like reading fiction about burds.

I like Kes.
And Lord of the Rings has flying creatures.
I also found this book on birds.
Politics of Birds The Parliament of Rooks and Owls
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08272TP2G
A short story based on a land or birds who have a parliament.

What fictional birds books have you read?
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Old Monday 1st June 2020, 17:11   #2
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Last of the Curlews, a fictional account of the travels of the last Eskimo curlews.
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Old Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 00:23   #3
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The mystery series by Steve Burrows that starts with A Siege of Bitterns
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Old Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 10:35   #4
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Beak of the Moon by Philip Temple - about New Zealand Keas.
Each Day a Small Victory by Chips Hardy - called a Pulp Fiction version of Watership Down
There was a thread recently about such books.
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Old Saturday 13th June 2020, 11:44   #5
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Of the Wing - The Ivory-billed obsession by Georgia Anne Butler.

A novel on a young girl's obsession to find the extinct Ivory-billed Woodpecker despite all danger.

This book can be read for free at the Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/details/ivorybilledobses0000butl

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"Adventure Lit their Star" by journalist Kenneth Allsop - about the Little Ringed Plover
"Great Northern?" by Arthur Ransome, the last of his Swallows and Amazons children's books.

Both involved dastardly deeds by egg collectors.
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James Chester Lewis is one of the best known persons in Whooping Crane conservation. In 2015, he published his first novel One Chosen: The Spirit Of Living Creatures


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Old Sunday 14th June 2020, 09:41   #8
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I remember as a boy reading a book called Krark: the story of a Carrion Crow by Kenneth Richmond. It was the story of the crow's life, written from the point of view of the crow. I think there was also another book about a kestrel. I thoroughly enjoyed them as a child, although I'm not sure they would stand up to re-reading as an adult.

More recently, I read The Birdwatcher by William Shaw. It's a crime/suspense novel set against the backdrop of Dungeness and the central police officer is a birder.

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Time for a follow up on the Slender-billed Curlew

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I really enjoyed 'Birdy' by William Wharton - a very powerful novel.
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It's not a book about birds but it is about birders - or rather twitchers: Cris Freddi Pelican Blood. I was reluctant to read it as I'm a self-confessed cultural snob but it is a very well written book with deep insights into obsession. Apparently the film rights have been bought. Do be warned that is is described as 'foul-mouthed but lyrical'.
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I recall one of Enid Blyton's Famous Five books heavily featuring the tantalising glimpse of a putative Great Auk
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I recall one of Enid Blyton's Famous Five books heavily featuring the tantalising glimpse of a putative Great Auk
OK it wasn't the Famous Five, it was apparently the 'Adventure' series:

https://www.enidblytonsociety.co.uk/...ure-series.php
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