The Nightingale (Hardback)Sam Lee (author)
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Magical, moving and as lyrical as its subject, The Nightingale pays homage to the eponymous songbird and the inspiration it has yilded to musicians, artists and writers since time immemorial.
Come to the forest, sit by the fireside and listen to intoxicating song, as Sam Lee tells the story of the nightingale.
Every year, as darkness falls upon woodlands, the nightingale heralds the arrival of Spring. For thousands of years, its sweet song has inspired musicians, writers and artists around the world, from Germany, France and Italy to Greece, Ukraine and Korea.
Passionate conservationist, renowned musician and folk expert Sam Lee tells the story of the nightingale. This book reveals in beautiful detail the bird's song, habitat, characteristics and migration patterns, as well as the environmental issues that threaten its livelihood.
From Greek mythology to John Keats, to Persian poetry and 'A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square', Lee delves into the various ways we have celebrated the nightingale through traditions, folklore, music, literature, from ancient history to the present day. The Nightingale is a unique and lyrical portrait of a famed yet elusive songbird.
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 531 g
Dimensions: 217 x 140 x 140 mm
'Sam Lee has brought the poetic magic that has long enchanted so many of his musical fans into the written word. Allow yourself to glimpse the world Sam sees, to be part of his love affair with the nightingale, and you will no doubt be delighted.' - Lily Cole
'A master storyteller.' - Guardian praise for Sam Lee's Singing with Nightingales
'An unmatched spring experience for folk fans, bird enthusiasts and all those in between.' - The Times praise for Sam Lee's Singing with Nightingales
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“An enjoyable listen”
An enjoyable listen as we hear about the history of the nightingale, its migrations and the folklore surrounding it (the author also includes some folk songs into the mix). This little bird, of beautiful song, is said... More
A feast of ornithological knowledge and a cultural cornucopia. Passionate and persuasive.
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