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Jon Day is a lecturer in English at King's College London. He has written for the London Review of Books, the New York Review of Books, the Guardian, the Financial Times, and others. His first book, Cyclogeography, was published in 2015. He lives with his family in London.


This beautiful book by an English lecturer-cum-pigeon fancier reveals eerie parallels between human and bird life ... [A] beautiful book about unbeautiful birds...Homing is a highly literary book, dense with quotes from the likes of Sebald and Solnit , Perec and Henry Green . That Day's own prose does not feel out of place amid such exalted company gives you an idea of what a very good book this is - ObserverHoming did something I thought would be impossible - made me fall in love with the humble, familiar feral pigeon. It is both a repository of fascinating stories and memorable characters, and a deeply felt personal enquiry into the nature of 'home'. Every page of this beautifully written book brought me pleasure - Charlotte Higgins[Day has] succeeded in making that most familiar of birds seem mysterious, almost magical, and illuminated, brilliantly, the urge towards home - Malachy TallackBig-hearted and quietly gripping - GuardianI love Jon Day's writing and his birds. A marvellous, soaring account - Olivia LaingDay's stories from the history of human-pigeon relations are well chosen and well told ... there's a great deal to like in the simple imagery of a young family and their pigeons growing up together in an east London home - Literary Review

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