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  • A book to be treasured

    Rosamund Young, author of The Secret Life of Cows
  • It's lovely. So gentle and understated, and yet so poignant and connected.

    Chris Packham, author of Fingers in the Sparkle Jar
  • This is only a short tale, but it is delicately told, and the fate of the abandoned mate is movingly described

    The Times
  • With exquisite engravings by Harry Brockway [this] is a perfect miniature... [Crumley's] prose style remains as elegant as his white-plumed subjects

    Leslie Duncan, Glasgow Herald
  • You will want to read it again and again... a lovely book

    Andrew Currie
  • Jim Crumley is the pre-eminent Scottish nature writer

  • Extremely well written and beautifully illustrated

    Colin Gibson, Dundee Courier
  • The best nature writer working in Britain today

    Los Angeles Times
  • Enchanting

    Good Book Guide
  • Crumley conveys the wonder of the natural world with honesty and passion and, yes, poetry

    Susan Mansfield, Scottish Review of Books

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