Ornithology

But not as you might expect

From time to time my taste for silly verse comes through on these pages and today’s blog is certainly silly verse – which I think is great fun. It takes the form of an alphabetical book of birds.

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This is by Nicholas Bentley. Nicholas (1907-78) was a British author and illustrator. His book of birds appeared in 1965. Good grief! That was more than 50 years ago!

My copy is a first edition but I have no idea if there was a second!

Nicholas could write his own dust jacket blurb.

image004I’ve just picked on one bird – the Pelican – a favourite of comic verse writers.

image006Great fun indeed!

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