A compelling collection of Bill Oddie's magazine columns, website blogs and general musings written in his witty and inimitable style.
In 1980, Bill Oddie was subjected to a change of life and a change of career. His surreal comedy series The Goodiesended and Bill Oddie's Little Black Bird Book was published, arguably the first book ever to introduce an element of humour into ornithology. Many such books have followed, including more of Bill's own. Meanwhile, he replaced BBC TV comedy series with BBC TV natural history programmes. Over the last thirty years Bill has presented many television series from Birding with Bill Oddie to Bill Oddie Goes Wild, culminating in presenting the groundbreakingly live TV nature series Springwatch and Autumnwatch. In 2003 Bill was awarded an OBE for services to conservation, though he feels it is only in recent yeras that he has had the time to truly justify the award.
From a press trip to the Galapagos to encounters with orcas in
Argentina, the presenter and ex-Goodie reminisces about a life of
globetrotting and animal-watching. * The Daily Telegraph *
Written in his witty and inimitable style, this enthralling book is also illustrated throughout with Bill's charming and comic line drawings. * Birdwatch magazine *
A great read, helping birding continue its rise and rise. * Birdwatching magazine *
Engaging, funny and, surprisingly often, thoughtful. * BTO News *
This genuinely inventive and much-travelled naturalist mines his rich archive of experience. * BBC Wildlife magazine *
As you would expect, there is a lot of humour in his wanderings and wonderings around the world. * Birdwatching magazine *
Witty, entertaining, educational and essential - words of passionate wisdom. * Chris Packham *
This book is Bill Oddie personified... not short, stocky and with a beard, but beligerent, hilarious and eclectic. * Mike Dilger *
Once again the incomparable Bill Oddie turns his quirky gaze on the bizarre world of birds, birding and nature conservation, reminding us what really matters. * Stephen Moss *