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Fiction Books on Birds (2 Viewers)

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
A short story based on a land or birds who have a parliament.

What fictional birds books have you read?
No doubt about the LOR reference and birds, I mean, think of the Battle of five armies and the contribution of the Eagles? Without them, the good guys would have lost!!

Farnboro John

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No doubt about the LOR reference and birds, I mean, think of the Battle of five armies and the contribution of the Eagles? Without them, the good guys would have lost!!
Also Gandalf on top of Orthanc and Frodo and Sam on Mt Doom. Hence the eagle in Bored of the Rings being emblazoned with Deus Ex Machina Airlines..... :LOL:



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Didn't the battle of the Five Armies take place in the Hobbit? There is also the thrush who advises both Bilbo and Bard regarding the chink in Smaug's armour. There are also crows acting as spies in LOR.

The Birds, a novel by Daphne du Maurier, probably better known as the Hitchcock film, on the subject of spoofs, Mel Brooks produced High Anxiety, where the birds are pigeons, Dr Thorndyke (Mel Brooks) is on the run accused of murder and the birds poop on him
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Farnboro John

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A spoof of LOR featuring Mr Dildo Bu**er of Bug End and his exploits
Not to mention Legolam the elf and Goodgulf Grayteeth the wizard. It's from the Harvard Lampoon and some of the jokes require American interpretation, but it is quite funny. It's also a lot shorter than LOTR.



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Am I allowed to plug my own book? It's about a hike, and UK government overreach, not about birds, but the protagonist observes quite a few birds during the hike.

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Just wanted to add The Stonor Eagles by William Horwood to the list, I read this many years ago but reading this thread reminded me of it and I may have to find a new copy. It interweaves the story of Cuillin last of the great sea eagles on Skye and a biy James who becomes a bird sculptor. Not a great synopsis but it's a haunting book. William Horwood wrote many nature based stories probably the best known are the Duncton Wood series.


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The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
Chicken Little
The ugly Duckling
Robinson Crusoe had Poll the parrot
A dodo, duck. lory and eaglet are mentioned in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


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I loved these as a kid:
  • Sterling North's "The Wolfling". There's a character in it who's a seasoned naturalist. I remember looking up to him tremendously.
  • E. B. White's "The Trumpet of the Swan".
  • Roald Dahl's brutal short story "The Swan", which features a sympathetic portrayal of a young birdwatcher.

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