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The Secret Life of the Owl
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The Secret Life of the Owl (Hardback)

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Synopsis

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR NATURE LOVERS



'Dusk is filling the valley. It is the time of the gloaming, the owl-light.

Out in the wood, the resident tawny has started calling, Hoo-hoo-hoo-h-o-o-o.'



There is something about owls. They feature in every major culture from the Stone Age onwards. They are creatures of the night, and thus of magic. They are the birds of ill-tidings, the avian messengers from the Other Side. But owls - with the sapient flatness of their faces, their big, round eyes, their paternal expressions - are also reassuringly familiar. We see them as wise, like Athena's owl, and loyal, like Harry Potter's Hedwig. Human-like, in other words.



No other species has so captivated us.



In The Secret Life of the Owl, John Lewis-Stempel explores the legends and history of the owl. And in vivid, lyrical prose, he celebrates all the realities of this magnificent creature, whose natural powers are as fantastic as any myth.



'John Lewis-Stempel is one of the best nature writers of his generation' Country Life

John Lewis-Stempel is a writer and farmer. His books include the Sunday Times bestsellers The Running Hare and The Wood. He is the only person to have won the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing twice, with Meadowland and Where Poppies Blow. In 2016 he was Magazine Columnist of the Year for his column in Country Life. He lives in Herefordshire with his wife and two children.

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