Thursday, 22 October 2015
Orison for a Curlew
The delightful small, independent and artisan publisher Little Toller Books (from just over the hill) have another release on the horizon which looks most appealing. They have an uncanny knack of releasing books of a most wonderful nature. I have mentioned previously how they have over the last year published a few books that I was wishing someone, somewhere would bring out - mermaids, Rena Gardiner, Fred Kitchen, Powys - they did it!
The latest offering, by Horatio Clare, certainly struck a chord with me. The book is about his journey across Europe in search of the Slender-billed-curlew (Numenius tenuirostris) - it's one of the world's rarest birds.....possibly already lost. A prayer for the slim beak of the new moon. The evocative illustrations here are by Bea Forshall who illustrated the book.
There are just a few days left to fund via Crowdfunder - I couldn't resist and there are some super rewards on offer for those who pledge. I can only dream as to what it would feel like to hear its haunting call and cannot wait to read of the adventure.