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Birdbook: Freshwater Habitats


Edited by Kirsten Irving and Jon Stone

Rivers, lakes, marshes and reservoirs make up the backdrop to the second Birdbook anthology, with poems and illustrations celebrating over 40 species, including the osprey, the grey heron, the sand martin, the smew, the pintail and the egyptian goose. Poets include Abigail Parry, W. N. Herbert, Zoe Brigley, Emily Berry, Sam Buchan-Watts and A. B. Jackson. Printed on Swedish Munken paper with a spot-gloss cover and featuring a foreword by Tim Birkhead, author of The Wisdom of Birds.

152pp, ISBN 978-0-9564164-6-9

Please note: Due to customs issues, we can no longer ship directly to Europe. European friends, please order from our distributors at Inpress or through your local bookshop.

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The second volume of Sidekick Books’ Birdbook anthology series immerses the reader in Britain’s lakes, marshes and rivers, where a cavalcade of birds cavort, sidle, gaggle, squabble and goggle. This bright, boisterous collection draws together talented poets and illustrators in a splashdown of nature artwork. It’s a festival of styles as multifarious as the subjects themselves, and just as certain to evoke fascination and breathy delight!


Derek Adams, Anthony Adler, Rachael Allen, Carmen Ashworth, Andrew Bailey, Jo Bell, Emily Berry, Zoë Brigley, Sue Brown, Sam Buchan-Watts, Erika Bülow-Osborne, Mark Burnhope, Gerry Cambridge, Phil Cooper, Lois Cordelia, Sarah Coulston, Lorna Crabbe, M. P. Dean, Chris Emslie, Charlotte Geater, James Goodman, Luke Heeley, W. N. Herbert, Alexander Hutchison, Kirsten Irving, Andrew Buchanan Jackson, Valerie Josephs, Gregory Leadbetter, Alice Lee, Ann Leighton, Anna Le Moine Gray, Laurens Leysen, Ira Lightman, Rachel Lovatt, Sophie Mayer, John McCullough, Ian McLachlan, James Midgley, Harriet Moore, Siân Moore, Sarah Morrish, Sarah Ogilvie, Richard Osmond, Kate Parkinson, Abigail Parry, PopiRouge, Samuel Prince, Vidyan Ravinthiran, Erica Read, Julia Colquitt Roach, Christos Sakellaridis, Bethany Settle, Jon Stone, Katy-Rose Thorogood, Claire Trévien, Jen Wainwright, Alexis West, Chrissy Williams.


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