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Bearded Tit by Rory Mcgrath
  

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Appeared on “Hay-on-Sky” 25 May. There can't be many Arsenal fans who have an encyclopaedic knowledge of Latin bird names but the comedian Rory McGrath is one of them. The book is very easy to read with engaging, even tender, stories of his life and love of ornithology.

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Bearded Tit by Rory Mcgrath

A story of life among birds - from a Cornish boyhood wandering gorse-tipped cliffs listening to the song of the yellowhammer with his imaginary girlfriend. The author recounts becoming a card-carrying birdwatcher, observing his first skylark while stoned, and his repeatedly failed attempts to get up at the crack of dawn like the real twitchers.


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Funny and surprisingly moving -- Griff Rhys Jones Rory has pulled off something rather special -- Simon Barnes, author of How to be a Bad Birdwatcher McGrath's tale of fumbled romance and birding evangelism is ultimately a sweet and elegiac read Mail on Sunday 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. -- Simon Garfield Daily Mail 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 -- Robin Page Daily Telegraph


About the Author

Rory Mcgrath

Rory McGrath is a British comedian, writer and TV presenter. He wrote and appeared in the 1977 Cambridge Footlights Revue on the BBC in 1977 and he went on to write for Not the Nine O'clock News and Alas Smith And Jones.

He also helped write and starred in Channel 4's Chelmsford 123 - a sitcom set in Roman Britain in 123 AD! He is probably best known as a team captain in the quiz show They Think Its All Over which has been running for more than 10 series and pulls in an average audience of nine million.

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Publication date

1st May 2008

Author

Rory Mcgrath

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Publisher

Ebury Press

Format

Hardback
352 pages

Categories

Wildlife: birds & birdwatching
Humour

ISBN

9780091922696

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