Simon Barnes is the multi-award-winning chief sportswriter for the Times. He is also a novelist, nature writer and horseman, and the author of a dozen books, including the bestselling How to be a Bad Birdwatcher and The Meaning of Sport. He lives in Suffolk with his family.
A delightful ode to the wild world outside the kitchen window -
leaves you with the warm feeling that a shared love conquers all *
Daily Telegraph *
A witty, perceptive book, thoughtful, instructive and full of simple wisdom. * Daily Mail *
How to be a bad birdwatcher is a work of pure enthusiasm for the cause of birds and us. Unstuffy, democratically, it tries to help us derive good from things near at hand, everywhere, and it succeeds. * The Spectator *
An amiable mix of memoir, the merits of binoculars, Charles Darwin, laughing gulls and how watching birds compares with his day job of watching England footballers. * The Observer *