The Birds They Sang: Birds and People in Life and Art (UK Edition)

October 29, 2020
The Birds They Sang: Birds and People in Life and Art (UK Edition)

Birds have inspired people since the dawn of time. They are thenotes behind Mozart's genius, the colours behind Audubon's art andballet's swansong.In The Birds They Sang, Stanisław Łubieński sheds lighton some of history's most meaningful bird and human interactions,from historical bird watchers in a German POW camp, to Billy andKes in A Kestral for a Knave. He muses on what exactlyHitchcock's birds had in mind, and reveals the true story behindthe real James Bond. Undiscouraged by damp, discomfort and a reedbunting's curse, Łubieński bears witness to the difficulties birdsface today, as people fail to accommodate them in rapidly changingtimes.A soaring exploration of our fascination with birds, TheBirds They Sang opens a vast realm of astonishing sounds,colours and meanings – a complete world in which we humans arenever alone.