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The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar

by Martin Windrow

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The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar Synopsis

'Perched on the back of a sunlit chair was something about 9 inches tall and shaped rather like a plump toy penguin with a nose-job. It appeared to be wearing a one-piece knitted jumpsuit of pale grey fluff with brown stitching, complete with an attached balaclava helmet. From the face-hole of the fuzzy balaclava, two big, shiny black eyes gazed up at me trustfully. Kweep, it said quietly.' When author Martin Windrow met the tawny owlet that he christened Mumble, it was love at first sight. Raising her from a fledgling, through adolescence and into her prime years, Windrow recorded every detail of their time living together (secretly) in a south London tower block, and later in a Sussex village. This is the touching, intriguing and eccentric story of their 15-year relationship, complete with photographs and illustrations of the beautiful Mumble. Along the way, we are given fascinating insight into the ornithology of owls - from their evolution and biology to their breeding habits and hunting tactics. The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar is a witty, quirky and utterly charming account of the companionship between one man and his owl.

The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar Press Reviews

'A heavenly book. Mumble will move you to tears, mostly of laughter, as she flutters her way into your heart.' -  Jilly Cooper

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ISBN: 9780552170048
Publication date: 23/10/2014
Publisher: Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780593072714
Publication date: 27/02/2014
Publisher: Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780593072714
Publication date: 27th February 2014
Author: Martin Windrow
Publisher: Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,
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About Martin Windrow

Born in 1944 and educated at Wellington College, Martin Windrow is an Associate of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the Foreign Legion Association of Great Britain. He has worked in publishing since the mid-1960s as a commissioning editor and author.

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