Bearded Tit : A Love Story with Feathers Paperback
by Rory McGrath
"Bearded Tit" is Rory McGrath's story of life among birds.
From a Cornish boyhood wandering gorse-tipped cliffs listening to the song of the yellowhammer with his imaginary girlfriend, or drawing gravity-defying jackdaws in class when he should have been applying himself to physics, to quoting the Latin names of birds to give himself a fighting chance of a future with JJ - the most beautiful girl he had ever seen.
As an adult, or what passes for one, Rory recounts becoming a card-carrying birdwatcher, observing his first skylark - peerless king of the summer sky - while stoned; his repeatedly failed attempts to get up at the crack of dawn like the real twitchers; and his flawed bid to educate his utterly unreconstructed drinking mate Danny in the ways of birding.
Rory's tale is a thoroughly educational, occasionally lyrical and highly amusing romp through the hidden byways of birdwatching and, more importantly, a love story you'll never forget.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/02/2009
- Category: Humour
- ISBN: 9780091924607
- Hardback from £10.19
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Review by LyzzyBee
04 May 2011 - charity shopAn autobiography of sorts, but based around birdwatching so a long section in Cambridge when he starts off the hobby, then skips through the years. Great and engaging when he talks about the bird, Latin names, etc., but a bit silly in places too. But not as silly as I thought it'd be, and a rather good read.