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Pasta for Nightingales

A Seventeenth-Century Handbook of Bird-Care and Folklore

Pasta for Nightingales( )
Author: dal Pozzo, Cassiano
Olina, Pietro
Translator: Clayton, C. J. P.
Foreword by: Macdonald, Helen
ISBN:978-0-300-23288-2
Publication Date:Apr 2018
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $22.50
Book Description:

The first-ever English translation of a seventeenth-century ornithology text, complete with historic watercolor illustrations

Book Details
Pages:144
Detailed Subjects: Art / Subjects & Themes / Plants & Animals
Nature / Animals / Birds
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 7.5 Inches
Book Weight:1.1 Pounds
Author Biography
dal Pozzo, Cassiano (Author)


Helen Macdonald is an English writer, naturalist and academic at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of H is for Hawk, which won the Samuel Johnson prize. This book is a depiction of the grief and depression she fell into after the sudden death of her father in 2007 and how she bounced back through falconry. H is for Hawk, which has just won the £20,000 prize, describes the year Macdonald spent training a goshawk. She writes about subsuming her grief in the relationship with the bird and trying to be like her: solitary, self-possessed, free from grief, and numb to the hurts of human life. Her book is the first memoir to win the prize. She will be at the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival in 2015.

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