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Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to British Birds

Bill Bailey

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Prose: non-fiction, Humour, Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

Easy-to-carry, charming and informative paperback book by Bill Bailey.

A humorous and very personal guide written by Bill Bailey about his favourite British birds, complete with drawings, notes and cartoons by the comedian himself.

'When herons are spooked they have a habit of vomiting as a defence. Half-digested pieces of eel and water vole skull on your head is not a good look. Just so you know.' Bill Bailey's wonderfully charming and informative book on the birds he loves is now available as a handy, easy-to-carry pocket paperback.

Packed with the comedian's observations, illustrations and sketches, this edition is perfect for birdwatching expeditions, with new information for proper twitchers, including:
A 'British Birds' checklist
A list of the best birdwatching sites in the UK
Suggestions of bird spotting equipment
Information about joining a birdwatching club

Bailey takes us on a journey around the British Isles, zooming in on those birds that enthuse him the most. Whether it's what they eat, where they fly to or how they communicate, these birds are always fascinating, and he introduces us to their weird and wonderful ways in a manner that is always entertaining.

If you're a parent who'd like to appear a bit clever when your child asks you the name of a bird; if you want to find a new and healthy hobby that takes you outdoors;

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Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey is a comedian, musician, actor and presenter. He is perhaps most well known for his live shows, including Larks in Transit, Qualmpeddler, Limboland, and The Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra. His work on television includes programmes such as Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Black Books and QI. Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to British Birds was published in 2018 and this is his second book. He lives in West London with a small menagerie of animals and humans.

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