An English Guide to Birdwatching by Nicholas Royle
I was delighted to make the acquaintance of Professor Nicholas Royle through reading and reviewing his second novel for Shiny New Books, and then the Q&A we did.
An English Guide to Birdwatching is in essence a novel exploring (English) human relationships through ornithropomorphic means – the whole is pervaded by avian references. However, it’s also very ‘meta’ and experimental – containing a group of essays called ‘Hides’ and features Royle himself and also his namesake – the other author called Nicholas Royle (First Novel etc).
I absolutely loved it! (10/10)
Read my full review here.
Read my Q&A with Nicholas (whose answers are wonderful!) here.
Source: Review copy – thank you.
Nicholas Royle, An English Guide to Birdwatching (Myriad editions, May 2017) paperback original, 320 pages.