Author(s): Eva Meijer; Antoinette Fawcett
Description: Len Howard, the daughter of a famous poet, and a successful concert violinist was forty years old when she decided to devote the rest of her life to her true love: birds. She bought a small cottage in Sussex, where she wrote two international bestsellers, astonishing the world with her observations on the tits, robins, sparrows and other birds that lived in and around her house, and would even perch on her shoulder as she typed. This fascinating novel tells the story of this remarkable woman's life, how she defied society's expectations and changed our understanding of bird behaviour. It is also a wonderful evocation of the English countryside and joy that can come from a living, breathing relationship with the natural world around us.
Author Biography: Eva Meijer is a Dutch author, artist, singer, songwriter and philosopher. Her non-fiction study on animal Communication, Animal Languages, is forthcoming in English in 2019. Bird Cottage is her first novel to be translated into English, has been nominated for the BNG and Libris prizes in the Netherlands and is being translated into several languages.