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Featherhood

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Featherhood

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'One of the best books I have ever read. Incredibly moving' Elton John

'I cant recommend it too highly' Helen Macdonald

'Ranks among the best modern coming-of-age memoirs' Sunday Times

'Where Helen Macdonald's H Is For Hawk meets Gerald Durrell's My Family And Other Animals ... Remarkable' Daily Mail

'Beautiful, wise, compassionate and powerful' Isabella Tree



This is a story about birds and fathers.



About the young magpie that fell from its nest in a Bermondsey junkyard into Charlie Gilmour's life - and swiftly changed it. Demanding worms around the clock, riffling through his wallet, sharing his baths and roosting in his hair... About the jackdaw kept at a Cornish stately home by Heathcote Williams, anarchist, poet, magician, stealer of Christmas, and Charlie's biological father who vanished from his life in the dead of night.



It is a story about repetition across generations and birds that run in the blood; about a terror of repeating the sins of the father and a desire to build a nest of one's own. It is a story about change - from wild to tame; from sanity to madness; from life to death to birth; from freedom to captivity and back again, via an insane asylum, a prison and a magpie's nest.



And ultimately, it is the story of a love affair between a man and a magpie.

Author: Gilmour, Charlie
Publication date: 29/09/2020
Imprint: Weidenfeld and Nicholson UK
Pages: 288

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Dimensions 216 × 135 mm