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The Nightingale: 'The nature book of the year'

by Sam Lee

Hardback (unsigned) £14.99
Published 25th March 2021, 240 pages
Signed first edition £14.99
First edition, first printing, signed by the author
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Description

‘Wondering and wonderful . The nature book of the year. ‘ JOHN LEWIS-STEMPEL
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Come to the forest, sit by the fireside and listen to intoxicating song, as Sam Lee tells the story of the nightingale.

Every year, as darkness falls upon woodlands, the nightingale heralds the arrival of Spring. Throughout history, its sweet song has inspired musicians, writers and artists around the world, from Germany, France and Italy to Greece, Ukraine and Korea.

Here, passionate conservationist, renowned musician and folk expert Sam Lee tells the story of the nightingale. This book reveals in beautiful detail the bird’s song, habitat, characteristics and migration patterns, as well as the environmental issues that threaten its livelihood.

From Greek mythology to John Keats, to Persian poetry and ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’, Lee delves into the various ways we have celebrated the nightingale through traditions, folklore, music, literature, from ancient history to the present day. The Nightingale is a unique and lyrical portrait of a famed yet elusive songbird.
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‘Sam Lee has brought the poetic magic that has long enchanted so many of his musical fans into the written word. Allow yourself to glimpse the world Sam sees, to be part of his love affair with the nightingale, and you will no doubt be delighted.’ LILY COLE

‘A wonderful book.’ STEPHEN MOSS

‘A magical marriage of the lyrical and practical: a book that makes us want to seek out the nightingale and then reveals how we can.’ TRISTAN GOOLEY

Details

The Nightingale: 'The nature book of the year'
by Sam Lee

ISBN
9781529124835

Publisher
Cornerstone

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
March 25, 2021

Dimensions
21.7cm x 14.0cm x 14.0cm

Page count
240 pages