Reviews

  • "The Running Sky has the makings of a classic. It's beautifully written, extraordinarily vigilant, and very moving...as we read it, we learn a lot about ourselves as well as the fellow creatures flying through, over and around our own lives"

    Andrew Motion
  • "Its author has a forensic eye for detail and a gift for poetry...an intimate and erudite account... he is in the front rank of contributors to the literature of natural history"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Serious and playful...creates a powerful and intensely poetic paean to what others have called the wonder of birds"

    Guardian
  • "A beautifully haunting and involving memoir. The writer's passion for birds becomes his way of expressing his whole relationship to landscape and history and family: unsentimental and urgently contemporary"

    Tessa Hadley
  • "Dee's extraordinary, beautifully written account of a life spent watching birds is a fine addition to the flourishing genre of British nature writing"

    Sunday Times