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Released October 29, 2020
ISBN 9781529110265

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From the bestselling author of The Robin, The Wren and The Twelve Birds of Christmas.
With around 5.3 million breeding pairs, the swallow is one of the most common birds in Britain. Known for living close to human settlements, including rural and urban areas, it is also one of the most-sighted. But how much do we really know about this bird?


In The Swallow Stephen Moss documents a year of observing the swallow close to home and in the field to shed light on the secret life of these extraordinary birds. We trace the swallow’s lifecycle and journey, from its arrival in the UK in spring to its epic winter migration to warmer climes, and how the swallow takes its place in popular culture and literature across the centuries.


With beautiful illustrations throughout, this captivating year-in-the-life biography reveals the hidden secrets of this iconic bird that lives right on our doorstep.

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Stephen Moss

I am one of Britain’s leading nature writers, broadcasters and wildlife television producers, specialising in birds and British wildlife. A lifelong naturalist, I am passionate about communicating the wonders of the natural world to the widest possible audience. My TV credits include Springwatch, The Nature of Britain, Birding with Bill Oddie and Birds Britannia. My latest book, Mrs Moreau's Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names, is published by Guardian/Faber. I also teach an MA in Travel & Nature Writing at Bath Spa University.

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