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Peter Tate has published several books on ornithology, including Bird, Men and Books: A Literary History of Ornithology and A Century of Bird Books. When his publisher Anthony Witherby died some years ago, he placed the manuscript of his next book quietly away on a shelf and there it remained until earlier this year.

Books by Peter Tate

Flights of Fancy

A beguiling collection of the myths, legends and superstitions attached to different species of bird.

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