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The Book of Nightingales

Out of Print

By: Richard Mabey

131 pages, Col photos, illus

Sinclair-Stevenson

Hardback | Nov 1997 | #70673 | ISBN: 1856196933
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About this book

Reprint of Mabey's classic book on the nightingale Whistling in the Dark. For a thousand years this drab migrant has been the most celebrated song-bird in the western world. Richard Mabey examines why humans have so often fallen under its spell; how it came to inspire Keats, Coleridge and Clare; and what this tells about our own responses to place and season.
`A pure pleasure to read...a small classic' Peter Levi,Spectator


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