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Alex Preston: As Kingfishers Catch Fire: Books & Birds

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As Kingfishers Catch Fire is an illustrated and visually stunning exploration of birds in literature, from Ovid to Ted Hughes.

Looking for moments ‘when heart and bird are one’, Preston weaves the very best writing about birds into a personal and eccentric narrative that is as much about the joy of reading and writing as it is about the thrill of wildlife. Moving from the ‘high requiem’ of Keats’s nightingale to the crow-strewn sky at the end of Alan Garner’s The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, from Ted Hughes’s brooding ‘Hawk in the Rain’ to the giddy anthropomorphism of Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, this is a book that will make you look at birds in the world, in a newer, richer light.

Additional Information

Date

06/10/2017

Event

Literary Festival

Start Time

13:30

End Time

14:15

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