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5.0 out of 5 stars
wonderful, insightful and.., 28 July 2013
Firstly, I haven't read the Potter books but I hear they do frightfully well and even have a park made around them. I can't find myself having much time for pottery myself, being the avid bird watcher I am, although I couldn't resist taking up a friend's request to read The Cuckoo's Calling.
Now being an avid birdwatcher I do have a timeless amount of books on the subject of bird calling, my particular favourite being that of the Southern Finch which results in one self finding a small hamster and using it as an air horn. Now like many I am a fan of the Cuckoo and my home is adorned with many clocks which all sound the charming cuckoo chirp whenever 3pm precisely comes around. Unfortunately not everyone is partial to such a wonderful sound and I have found myself derived of many a husband. Of course I can only question who would need such a partner? Birds are the only companions a lady of my stature would ever hope to live with.
I digress. I must admit that I found the Cuckoo's Calling an interesting book, full of little hints and tips of how to perfect that calling sound and of course a lovely artistic pamphlet of each particular cuckoo hand drawn by none other than the author himself! Not the best drawings I've seen and I could have sworn one more resembles an African tuluge bird but still, one cannot detest too much, they kept inside the lines!
If you find yourself in a sticky patch when trying to do the sacred calling of the cuckoo when holidaying in the Cotswalds, and who hasn't? laugh out loud. Then I do suggest this wonderful book to guide you along the way.
The man is a scholar and a gentleman!