‘Britain’s Birds – A Treasury of Fact, Fiction and Folklore’ by Jo Woolf


In this follow-up to ‘Britain’s Trees’, Jo is looking at 70 of Britain’s best-loved bird species and finding out more about their natural history;  she’s also unearthing some curious tales of superstition and folklore which have been associated with particular species over the centuries.  Which birds, for example, are the fire-fetchers, daring to fly up to the Sun to bring back fire to the Earth?  Who is the ‘king of birds’, and how did he acquire that title?  What secret knowledge does the woodpecker possess, and why was it such bad news if you heard the Seven Whistlers?  This book was fascinating to research, and a joy to write.

Woven into the text are some lovely quotes from literature, both ancient and modern.  Illustrated by Joanna Lisowiec. Published by The National Trust.

Signed copies available – please add a note if you’d like it personalised.

PLEASE NOTE:   Low Stock, only 1 copy available – This book is currently being re-printed and we will not have new stock until the end of February 2024. Although you may find copies in bookshops like Waterstones.

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Weight .08 kg
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