Beautifully written book about a fascinating subject,
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This review is from: Corvus: A Life with Birds (Paperback)
Esther Woolfson is one of the best writers I can think of, and I've been reading books of one sort and another since 1951. Not only has she a beautiful and often imaginative turn of phrase, but she also has the writer-craftsman's/woman's skills - never a word out of place, never writing for effect. This as well as the subject matter itself, sensitively dealt with, thoroughly informed and utterly compelling. As a writer I would rate her up there with Compton Mackenzie, E.M. Forster, Ford Madox Ford - and few others. Her lifestyle, however, is probably something I wouldn't be so keen on!