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A book of immense charm; a sort of P G Wodehouse meets Alexander McCall Smith (Joanne Harris)
An enchanting comedy of bird-watching, love and African life (Woman & Home)
A delightful comedy... It invites comparison to The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency books, but it's original and, if anything, has more depth (Daily Mail)
Sweet, charming and utterly wonderful on the subject of birds (Metro)
A perfect holiday read (Prima)
A charming satire - think William Boyd's A Good Man of Africa with a dash of Alexander McCall Smith (Conde Nast Traveller)
Heart-warming, I was charmed . . . akin to the No 1 Ladies Detective AgencySeries [with] a flavour all its own (Richard Fortey)
Drayson's tale, spiked with a comtemporary sensibility and wit, teases apart the strands of life in Nairobi... More than that, it's a page-turner... Charming, certainly, but far from cloying (Wanderlust) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Nicholas Drayson was born in England and has lived in Australia since 1982, where he studied zoology and a PhD in 19th century Australian natural history writing. He has worked as a journalist in the UK, Kenya and Australia, writing for publications such as the Daily Telegraph and Australian Geographic. He is the author of two previous novels, Confessing a Murder, Love and the Platypus. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Quirky little book... quick read and indirectly learnt more about birds than I have ever known...!!!Published 5 months ago by GailyPD
Bought this for my reading group, so like McCall Smith, gentle humour and great observation of the human characters.Published 6 months ago by scotbumpkin
Not as good as the first book "Guide to the birds of East Africa", but great fun, deep yet easy read. Really enjoyed it.Published 20 months ago by Al
I loved this book. It is very funny and written in a simple style that suits the subject matter: a group of bird enthusiasts in Nairobi. Read morePublished 21 months ago by S. J. Agnew
This is a bit No 1 Ladies Detective Agency (which I suppose is a recommendation, except that McCall Smith got there first) and a whole lot of Geoffrey Willans. Fothering-Thomas? Read morePublished 24 months ago by Simon Barrett 'Il Penseroso'
This and the partner book "beasts" are lovely light reading. The language is marvelous and the characters are believable. Read morePublished on 19 Mar. 2013 by Pixie
Great read. Right amount of humour and drama, with interesting characters. Made me want to read more by this authorPublished on 24 Dec. 2012 by monty
A wonderfully written tongue-in-cheek story based in Kenya, brimful with side-bursting, but innocent, humour. Read morePublished on 10 Oct. 2012 by James Penhaligon
I picked this after a couple of book club reads with weighty issues and wanting a little light relief. Read morePublished on 25 Jan. 2012 by CHuBBie Founder