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Winter warmth needed
on 29 October 2010
I generally like reading tales about my favourite hobby so when I saw this I knew I would have to read it - especially as it already had 5* reviews.....from first time reviewers. I'm getting fed up with authors getting mates to review their books, are they that lacking in confidence?
Reading this perhaps Stuart Winter needed their help because this is no five star book. It's okay and I guess I am glad I have read it, but it didn't leave me with a desperation to go out birding or even how interesting it would be to meet the author and discuss it with him.
I suppose I am left feeling rather disappointed by it although I am sure others will love it - perhaps it was the lack of 'lists' (he does mention some) that didn't engage me (too uncompetitive) or the stupid inverted snobbery about Puffins.
I note that Winter writes for the Sunday Express and has previously written for the Star and the News of the World, reading this book with its dreadful proof reading, (which gets worse as the book progresses, I found myself waiting for the next error) one could be forgiven for thinking that he actually writes for the Grauniad!
Not the best birwatching book I have read but not the worst.