Odd Bird (Paperback)Lee Farnsworth (author)
"Warm and funny, and wonderful relief." Lev Parikian
Simon Selwood is an academic expert on the mating behaviour of birds, but hopeless at finding human love. Then he meets Kim, and at last something is more important to him than ornithology.
Kim doesn't give a hoot about birds. And at first she isn't very interested in Simon either. Relying on what he has gleaned from observing the opportunistic pied flycatcher and other species, plus the unorthodox advice of old friend Phil, Simon sets out on a mission to discover love for himself.
But will he make the right choice?
Odd Bird takes a light-hearted look at the battle of the sexes, drawing on the surprising parallels between the courtship behaviours of humans and birds.What people are saying about Odd Bird:
"This quirky read is brimming with humour, endearing characters & references to our feathery friends."
"Quirky, funny, uplifting and has a good pace - I'd happily recommend this."
"A charmingly original read."
"An unconventional love story, with a real feel of a Richard Curtis movie about it."
"A rom-com from the male perspective and a refreshing change in the genre."
"A heartwarming read, exactly what I need at the moment. If you liked The Rosie Project then you'll love this!"
"A unique read with well-developed characters, witty and dry banter, great messages, and a lot of fascinating information about birds."
"An enjoyable rollercoaster ride that'll have you holding your breath till the very end."
"Cleverly comic, beautiful crafted and sent this reader's spirit soaring."
"A treasure I intend to read again and again."
Publisher: Duckworth Books
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
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“A very entertaining read!”
“Even if I do meet a female who elicits a more profound and sustained love response, she might not feel that way about me. After all, they don’t make a sexy behavioural ecologist calendar, do they? Society has... More
“Romance plus feathers”
Simon is an expert in the courtship behaviour of birds, sadly he has no idea about girls and his mate’s help is not always appreciated. Light-hearted humorous romance, with birds flying through.
Simon is looking... More
“An unusual hero makes all sorts of discoveries in this very funny book”
Being an expert on the mating behaviour of birds does not mean that human behaviour is any easier to understand; in the case of Dr Simon Selwood it makes it slightly more difficult, especially when assessing potential... More
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