' ... the most unusual and compelling nature book' -- The Herald
-- The Irish Times
'Exquisitely written ... Corvus stands as a serious corrective to the notion that only exotic animals are worthy of attention'
'This book is so entertaining and intelligent' -- Spectator
'Woolfson possesses a sense of humour and a gift for fine writing' -- The Daily Mail
`Nature writing at its best' -- The 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 both for them and for nature writing. She has been the recipient of a Scottish Arts Council Travel Grant and a Writer's Bursary. She lives in Aberdeen.
Very personal and intimate description of life with birds plus lots of research -Very interesting.Published 18 hours ago by Gladys
I have not finished this book yet but if you have the slightest interest in birds, it's a must! So very interesting with accounts of living with orphaned birds and lots of facts... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Podser
The personal story was wonderful and the descriptions of bird behaviour. What I found difficult was the timeline. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Susan Love
A fantastic read - if you have any interest in birds, then this book should not be missed.
Stylish writing; guaranteed to increase your vocabulary, but entertaining and funny... Read more
I'm reading this book for the second time. I love the combination of interesting facts and beautiful prose and of course I love the main characters, the birds, especially Chicken. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nicola P
Wonderfully wise compassionate and absorbing. I hated getting to the end of this story. All her birds are enormous characters and she so clearly understands loves and cares for... Read morePublished 2 months ago by erin pizzey
This is such a wonderful book. Very touching and will surely have many folk regarding corvids in a totally different light. Read morePublished 3 months ago by P Boyd
I finished it! Just! I rarely give up on a book: I like to give the author a chance. With this one, I nearly did. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Old Fogey