This book is about coping with being human. It’s about how unexpected events smash and bash their way into our lives without permission. And how a love of the natural world – in particular birds- will help to raise you from these periodic depths.
Through twelve characterful birds, Charlie show us that there is joy to be found in the very smallest of events. From solitary skylarks to squabbling sparrows, he explores their place in our history and culture, and ultimately shows us just how life-changing his decision was to reconnect with the natural world all around him.