Birds in a Village; A Century On
W H Hudson became one of the best-known naturalists of his era and, as co-founder of the RSPB, his numerous books on wildlife have been sought after over the last century. One of his books, Birds of a Village, considered the difference between birds in the city of London where he was based, with those of ‘a pretty country village an hour’s train ride from the capital’. His writings on his observations from a summer’s stay in this village became his famous book. Now, a hundred years on, club member Brian Clews, who happens to live in the very village Hudson based himself in, examines Hudson’s findings and compares them with the present situation, highlighting changes that many a rural setting in the UK will recognise. Birds in a Village; A Century On retails at £14.50 and is available on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01628-529297.
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