One night the author followed the roiling, deafening flock of rooks and jackdaws which regularly passed over his Norfolk home on their way to roost in the Yare valley. Journeying across Britain, through failures, magical successes and epiphanies, the author uncovers the mysteries of these birds' inner lives.
A quirky collection of true stories from the weird and wonderful side of the Garden of England, including ghosts, castles, treasures, pirates, Britain's oldest highway and, lest we forget, the old lady who tricked the Luftwaffe.
Between the Orinoco and the Amazon lies a fabulous forested land, barely explored. Much of Guiana seldom sees sunlight, and new species are often tumbling out of the dark trees. Beautiful and occasionally brutal, it is one of the great forgotten corners of the Earth: the Wild Coast. The author sets off along this coast, gathering up its story.