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5.0 out of 5 stars
Not for me - until I read it, 20 May 2014
This is not the sort of book I would normally read, not being especially interested in owls, but as it was recommended by a friend I chanced it. I am now interested in owls. And in this owl in particular, for the book is readable, funny, good-humoured, full of intriguing tit-bits, rather moving in places, and quite revealing of its author too - for instance, how many of us would have the cheek to defy a strict pets ban in a block of flats by building an aviary on a seventh-floor balcony and camouflaging it with a fast-growing Russia vine? After reading the first paragraph, the second and all subsequent ones become irresistible.