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'Like all the best accounts of a life shared with animals (Gerald Durrell comes inevitably to mind), Corvus offers much in the way of domestic comedy ... Exquisitely written - Gallopingly readable' - Guardian 'A number of qualities make this unlikely book such a triumph. The first is the author's character, as revealed in the tone of her narrative voice - Then there is the deceptive simplicity of Woolfson's best writing - Finally though, it is her ever-present sense of fresh wonder which carries us lightly to the very last page' - Irish Times'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
A rather long account of living with corvids roaming freely around the house. It is full of interesting insights into the habits and personalities of the birds plus somewhat... Read morePublished 15 days ago by James Fair
Very personal and intimate description of life with birds plus lots of research -Very interesting.Published 1 month 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 2 months ago by Podser
The personal story was wonderful and the descriptions of bird behaviour. What I found difficult was the timeline. Read morePublished 3 months 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 4 months ago by Nicola P