Stephen Moss on The Twelve Birds of Christmas in Edinburgh

Tuesday 10th December

  • Venue The Bookshop, 2 Blenheim Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5JH
  • Doors open 7.40pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Author and naturalist Stephen Moss digs beneath the surface of the famous carol ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, to discover an alternative meaning to the verses: and reveals that in his view this is, indeed, a bird-centred tribute to the Festive Season. He weaves history, culture, bird behaviour and folklore into a compelling narrative for each species, tracing its fortunes over the past two centuries, and ending with a powerful message about the plight of some of our best-loved birds.

Join us for a celebration of the most magical time of the year, in praise of our fine-feathered friends.