The Barley Bird:
Notes on the Suffolk Nightingale
Published March 2010
80 page Hardback 220mm x 165mm
with eleven full-page colour images
First prize winner in the Nature and Place category of the 2010 EDP/Jarrolds East Anglian Book Awards
Richard Mabey, described as "Britain's greatest living nature writer", explores the nightingale's links with Suffolk culture and landscape, and traces the bird’s course through myth, lore and tradition. He plumbs his subject for its fascinating literary and historical references, and opens the reader's ears to the bird itself and its extraordinary song, a hymn to survival. New images by Derrick Greaves accompany the text.
The Barley Bird: Notes on the Suffolk Nightingale