Birding from the Hip
Asked about his forthcoming book, Anthony replied," Having worked myself up from The Observers Book of Birds and pawnshop opera glasses to Swarovski ELs (and abject poverty) it is has been a cathartic experience to survey a life directed by birdwatching. Looking back and writing about what happened has given me a chance to don rose-coloured binoculars and make sure that, with the passage of time and the onset of a failing memory, truth did not get in the way of a good story. The book is about the moments that punctuated days either in the company of birds or in the company of a class of humanity that both Darwin and Linnaeus overlooked - Homo orno, the birdwatcher. Somewhere in the middle of it all is a deeper meaning - expressed best by Mrs McGeehan who observed the process from the sidelines and has charted, in several pithy epistles, my descent into a Life of Birds."
Anthony McGeehan on his first title for The Sound Approach, Birding From The Hip, a collection of stories spanning seventeen years that details with humour a life spent in the field. Accompanied by two free CDs containing stories narrated by Anthony (in addition to Mrs McGeehan) and put to music by Grammy Award nominated producer, and founder of The Imagined Village, Simon Emmerson, this book is a must for anyone who wants to take a hilarious look at the joys of bird watching. There's more to bird watching than birds.
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