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Bird Cottage (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 30/05/2019
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I want to find out how they behave when they're free. Len Howard was forty years old when she decided to leave her London life and loves behind, retire to the English countryside and devote the rest of her days to her one true passion: birds. Moving to a small cottage in Sussex, she wrote two bestselling books, astonishing the world with her observations on the tits, robins, sparrows and other birds that lived nearby, flew freely in and out of her windows, and would even perch on her shoulder as she typed. This moving novel imagines the story of this remarkable woman's decision to defy society's expectations, and the joy she drew from her extraordinary relationship with the natural world.

Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 9781782273950
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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Shortlisted for the Society of Authors Vondel Prize


'Bewitching... will make you want to throw away your travel pass and move to a remote cottage... Read it to de-stress' -The Lady


'A convincing account of total dedication and self-belief, and there's beauty and joy in Len's strange life... entertaining and thought-provoking' - The Guardian

'Truly original... There's a sense of birdlike lightness and agility about this episodic, elliptical novel' - The Daily Mail

'The author's fluid, seemingly weightless prose is perfectly matched to the birds she describes... This beautiful creation will be a source of great pleasure for birders and readers alike' - Country Life

'A delightful, poignant tale' - Saga Magazine

'A celebration of a life spent immersed in nature' - Town & Country

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“Moving!”

I loved this book and read it in two sittings .Len Howard's love of the natural world, especially birds, shines through. Born in 1894 Len became interested in nature through her father. She gave up her career as... More

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“Nature Lover”

This was an enjoyable read and really picked up about half way through when Len decides to change her whole lifestyle and circumstances in order to better study birds, their calls, communication, and relationships. An... More

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KimG9

“A must read for bird lovers!”

Bird Cottage is a beautiful celebration of one woman, Len Howard, and her unwavering devotion and passion for wild birds. Len's life (1894-1973) was an extraordinary one made even more exceptional by giving up... More

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