Bearded Tit by Rory McGrath

By Rory McGrath

A poignant yet hilarious trip into the arcane global of birdwatching via the most renowned names in British comedy, Bearded Tit is Rory McGrath’s tale of existence between birds. From a Cornish boyhood wandering gorse-tipped cliffs hearing the tune of the yellowhammer along with his imaginary female friend, or drawing gravity-defying jackdaws at school whilst he must have been employing himself to physics, to quoting the Latin names of birds to offer himself a struggling with probability with the main appealing woman he had ever obvious. As an grownup, or what passes for one, Rory recounts changing into a card-carrying birdwatcher, watching his first skylark—peerless king of the summer season sky—while stoned; his time and again failed makes an attempt to wake up on the break of day just like the actual twitchers; and his incorrect bid to coach his completely unreconstructed consuming mate Danny within the methods of birding. Rory’s story is a completely academic, sometimes lyrical, and hugely a laugh romp during the hidden byways of birdwatching and all its attendant arcane wisdom.

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Does he mean,” worried Zeke, “that I’m not really here? ” “It’s nonsense,” scoffed Myrtle, “he’s a silly old bird.

It’s nonsense,” scoffed Myrtle, “he’s a silly old bird.

It’s nonsense,” scoffed Myrtle, “he’s a silly old bird.

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