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With around 700,000 breeding pairs, the swallow is one of the most familiar birds in Britain. Though we consider the swallow to be 'our' bird, we also share this beloved creature with millions of others across the globe.

Whilst we see it on a daily basis for half the year, the swallow then flies south to Africa, living on only in our memory in the long, dark winter. 

In The Swallow, Stephen Moss documents a year of observing the swallow close to home and in the field to shed light on the secret life of this extraordinary bird. We trace the swallow's life cycle and journey, and the key part the swallow plays in our traditional and popular culture.

©2020 Stephen Moss (P)2021 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • Colin bateson
  • 07-07-2021

Excellent

Excellent short introduction to the life of a welcome and much anticipated spring migrant bird .

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  • Tout en chantant
  • 22-04-2021

Very poorly written and badly read

The style is insipid with boringly predictable uninteresting sentences and dead paragraphs. If this man loves nature he does not manage to convey it at all, his writing is cold and detached. To top it all up he has a shrill voices and formulaic turn of phrase. A dull and unpleasant experience

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