• The Robin
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  • The Robin
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The Robin: A Biography

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Natural World & Environment, Nature Guides, Birds
Hardback Published on: 02/11/2017
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Synopsis

In twelve, exquisite chapters, natural history expert Stephen Moss transports us across the robin’s brief but glorious life.  This is Britain’s favourite bird played out in full. It is an animal of contrasts; the born survivor, so pretty in feather and song, but fiercely territorial. This is a bird given to courage, its modest stature belying its ability to defend its turf.  Beautifully presented with illustrations lifted from over a century of our shared culture, The Robin: A Biography is both a monthly chronicle of the bird’s life and also an investigation into why it symbolises so much. From being the gardener’s friend to its position in our folklore, Moss reveals this creature to be less a creature of the field as a mirror to ourselves.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781910931318
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 465g
  • Dimensions: 205 x 140 x 23 mm

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The Robin
Our little feathered friend: the robin
The perfect companion for a place in an armchair close to the fire on a cold winter evening, this book not only describes the life of a garden robin throug... READ MORE
Harold Passam
The Robin
A must read
A beautiful and charming book which gives a rare insight into one of our best loved birds. With delightful pictures throughout the book this is a must read... READ MORE
JOANNE LOVELOCK