Bill Oddie Unplucked: Columns, Blogs and Musings

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When Bill Oddie was growing up one of his favourite books was a collection of essays called The Bird-Lover's Bedside Book. His new book, Bill Oddie Unplucked, is just that sort of book. It contains 50 of Bill's essays, magazines articles and blogs, designed to be read in any order you want, with each tale short enough to allow you to dip into something new every time you pick up the book, whether you choose to read it in bed, on the way to work, during your lunch break, in the doctor's waiting room, or on the loo.Representing some of the very best of his writing and general musings of the last twenty years, Bill Oddie Unplucked is generously illustrated with Bill's own whimsical if artistically primitive drawings. Inside these pages you'll find tales of Bill trespassing in a nunnery, being terrified by a Tiger, wading in sewage, paddling with dinosaurs, slagging off the government, and nearly drowning in both Costa Rica and the Seychelles. There are, of course, some stories about birds.
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ISBN-13: 9781472915306
ISBN-10: 1472915305
Pagini: 224
Ilustrații: 55 line drawings
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.16 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Natural History
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


Written in Bill Oddie's entertaining style, ensuring that this book will appeal to his many fans

Notă biografică

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.
Written in his witty and inimitable style, this enthralling book is also illustrated throughout with Bill's charming and comic line drawings.
A great read, helping birding continue its rise and rise.
Engaging, funny and, surprisingly often, thoughtful.
This genuinely inventive and much-travelled naturalist mines his rich archive of experience.
As you would expect, there is a lot of humour in his wanderings and wonderings around the world.
Witty, entertaining, educational and essential - words of passionate wisdom.
This book is Bill Oddie personified... not short, stocky and with a beard, but beligerent, hilarious and eclectic.
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.