RUFFIAN READY SALE: Birdbook: Towns, Parks, Gardens and Woodland


Edited by Kirsten Irving and Jon Stone

Birdbook: Towns, Parks, Gardens and Woodland is the first volume in Sidekick’s four-part Birdbook series, celebrating Britain’s birds. Over 40 species of bird immortalised in contemporary poem and illustration, including the swift, the sparrowhawk, the nightingale and all the beloved garden birds you can rattle a feeder at. Poets include John Clegg, Roddy Lumsden, Nia Davies, Niall Campbell, Dai George, Rachael Allen and Marion McCready.

158pp, ISBN 978-0-9564164-3-8

13 in stock



Poets and artists are drawn to birds, the hollow-boned sons and daughters of dinosaurs. They captivate us with their talents, habits, intricate plumage and aerobatic feats that exceed our technologies. Since birds, poetry and illustration are as sure an alchemy as salt, mercury and sulphur, Sidekick Books has brought these three elements together in the four-volume Birdbook series, beginning with Birdbook: Towns, Parks, Gardens and Woodland and some familiar faces.


Rachael Allen, Rowyda Amin, Hannah Bagshaw, Becky Barnicoat, Simon Barraclough, Julia Bird, Niall Campbell, Michael Chance, Tom Chivers, Hanna Terese Christiansson, Monika Cilmi, John Clegg, Dave Coates, Phil Cooper, Lois Cordelia, Lorna Crabbe, Caroline Crew, Nia Davies, Lizzy Denning, Isobel Dixon, Philip Elbourne, Dai George, Matthew Gregory, Cliff Hammett, Aiko Harman, Emily Hasler, Holly Hopkins, Nicholas Hughes, i-lib, Kirsten Irving, Andrew Jamison, Amy Key, Judith Lal, Alexandra Lazar, Natalie Lazarus, Katherine Leedale, Roddy Lumsden, Edward Mackay, Marion McCready, Siofra McSherry, Matt Merritt, Kate Parkinson, Saroj Patel, Kate Potts, Richard Price, Fiona Purves, Declan Ryan, Bethany Settle, Jon Stone, Jennie Webber, James Wilkes and Chrissy Williams.