Bearded Tit: A Love Story with Feathers

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Bearded Tit is Rory McGrath's story of life among birds. From a Cornish boyhood wandering gorse-tipped cliffs listening to the song of the yellowhammer with his imaginary girlfriend, or drawing gravity-defying jackdaws in class when he should have been applying himself to physics, to quoting the Latin names of birds to give himself a fighting chance of a future with JJ - the most beautiful girl he had ever seen.

As an adult, or what passes for one, Rory recounts becoming a card-carrying birdwatcher, observing his first skylark - peerless king of the summer sky - while stoned; his repeatedly failed attempts to get up at the crack of dawn like the real twitchers; and his flawed bid to educate his utterly unreconstructed drinking mate Danny in the ways of birding.

Rory's tale is a thoroughly educational, occasionally lyrical and highly amusing romp through the hidden byways of birdwatching and, more importantly, a love story you'll never forget.

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There is far more to Rory McGrath than meets the eye. Yes, he can be very funny, basic and boisterous, but beneath the stubble is a countryman and birdwatcher... lyrical and beautiful

" ( Daily Telegraph)

"Funny and surprisingly moving" (Griff Rhys Jones)

"Rory has pulled off something rather special" (Simon Barnes, author of How to be a Bad Birdwatcher)

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a gentle, warming, nostalgic and gag-ridden memoir...

His self-deprecation is not only disarming but occasionally very moving, and he pulls off a romantic twist at the end that will thaw the heart of the coldest Icelandic puffin.

" ( Daily Mail)

"McGrath's tale of fumbled romance and birding evangelism is ultimately a sweet and elegiac read" ( Mail on Sunday)

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A poignant but hilarious journey into the arcane world of birdwatching by one of the most popular names in British comedy

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