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A worrying number of Britain’s birds are disappearing — a loss of a staggering sixty per cent of familiar house sparrows and starlings in the last twenty-five years. Armed with a pair of binoculars, armchair birdwatcher, Charlie Elder, goes on the trail of the most-endangered birds.
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Charlie Elder is a journalist. For the last twenty years he has worked for papers ranging from the Times of Tonga in the South Pacific and Hampstead and Highgate Express in north London to the Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard. He is currently chief sub-editor on The Herald in Plymouth. He lives with his wife and two daughters on the edge of Dartmoor.Review:
"Joyous... totally compelling... very funny... This book is a classic of its kind" * Sunday Telegraph * "A joy to read... An uplifting book, not a depressing one" * RSPB * "Elder is a stylish writer and his ornithological travelogue takes him on entertaining adventures to some of Britain's most remote bird sites" -- Stephen Moss * Guardian * "[This] joyous account will delight twitchers and novices alike" * Telegraph * "One of those rare books where, though you may not care about the subject at the first page, you will by the last" * Observer *
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