A lyrical celebration of birdsong against the backdrop of the global pandemic
Steven Lovatt is a birder, writer, critic and teacher, based in South Wales. This is his first book.
A delightful meditation on the wonder of birdsong, and how
it helped us at a moment of crisis -- Stephen Moss
This is a joyous and profound meditation on birdsong and what it means to us, a book that brings to life an essential part of the natural world that most of us take so much for granted that we scarcely notice it -- PD Smith * Guardian (Book of the Day) *
Lovatt's approach is fresh, joyful and uncomplicated. Birdsong in a Time of Silence recalls a spring we will never forget but also reminds us that the pandemic grew out of our disregard for nature, and could presage ecological disaster -- Nicola Chester * Financial Times *
This is a lyrical, exhilarating work of utter loveliness * Saga *
Beautifully observed... exhilaratingly original... [Written with] exquisite prose that soars as high as his beloved birds -- Bel Mooney * Daily Mail *