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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9780753519288
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

Birdwatchingwatching

One Year, Two Men, Three Rules, Ten Thousand Birds




Join comedian Alex Horne on his epic year of competitive ornithology - a very funny true story of fathers, sons and the birds (not the bees)

Alex Horne is not a birdwatcher. But his dad is, so with the prospect of fatherhood looming on his own horizon, Alex decided there was no better time to really get to know both his father and his father's favourite hobby. So he challenged his dad to a Big Year: from 1 January to 31 December they would each try to spot as many birds as possible; the one who spied the most species would be the victor. Along the way Alex would find out what makes his dad tick, pick up a bit of fatherly wisdom and perhaps even ‘get into’ birdwatching himself.

Join Alex as he journeys from Barnes to Bahrain in this charming tale of obsession, manliness, fathers and sons, and the highly amusing twists and turns of a year-long bird race.

  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9780753519288
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the author

Alex Horne

Alex Hornenoun1. comedian, writer, gambler, taskmaster, podcaster, birdwatcher, potential neologist and father.

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Praise for Birdwatchingwatching

Horne's observations are at once funny and fascinating

Metro (Review for 'Birdwatching' show)

Rather like a rare bird - his ostensible subject - [Horne] is a fragile delight, covering any subject with a daft, surreal charm

The Sunday Times (Review for 'Birdwatching' show)

Remarkably touching, honest, and dryly witty

Time Out

Enjoyable and entertaining

Stephen Moss, Guardian

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