The author of nature bestseller Running Hare delves into the fascinating world of owls. They feature in every major culture from the Stone Age onwards and the book explores the legends and history of the owl and in vivid, lyrical prose, celebrating all the realities of this magnificent creature, whose natural powers are as fantastic as any myth. They are creatures of the night, and thus of magic, birds of ill-tidings, the avian messengers from the Other Side. But owls are also reassuringly familiar, we see them as wise, like Athena's owl, and loyal, like Harry Potter's Hedwig. Human-like, in other words and no other species has so captivated us as much.
  • Author: Lewis-Stempel, John
  • Publisher: Transworld
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: 25/10/2017
  • ISBN: 9780857524560
  • B-Code: B033218
  • Pages: 96
  • Dimensions: 124x129mm