Thursday, 17 July 2014

A Conspiracy of Ravens

Bodleian Library Publishing have united Bill Oddie and Thomas Bewick in their forthcoming publication.

A Conspiracy of Ravens
A Compendium of Collective Nouns for Birds
Foreword by Bill Oddie
With illustrations by Thomas Bewick

‘A murder of crows’, ‘a charm of goldfinches’, ‘an ostentation of peacocks’: collective nouns for British birds have existed since at least the mid fifteenth century. They are thought to originate in texts about hunting, but have since evolved into evocative, witty and literary expressions, each striving to capture the very essence of the animal they describe.

Bill Oddie is a birdwatcher, broadcaster, television presenter, writer, musician and conservationist.
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 978 1 85124 409 6
144 pp
110 black and white illustrations
Size: 170 x 110 mm

Forthcoming September 2014.

Details here

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