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Nest: The art of birds


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Part natural history, part folklore, part exploration of art and aesthetics, part memoir, Nest is a beautiful book that will appeal to bird lovers, readers of literature and art lovers alike. It's the perfect gift for your friend or yourself.

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Janine Burke is an art historian, biographer, novelist and freelance curator. In 1987, she won the Victorian Premier's Award for fiction for her novel Second Sight. Her next novel, Company of Images was shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year award and the Miles Franklin Award.


A pacey, perceptive and engaging read. The anecdotes, observations, literary references and illustrations are insightful. * Sydney Morning Herald *
An elegant and unexpectedly engrossing journey through the lives of birds... Nest, Burke writes, is a word that "conjures fundamental notions of home, family, privacy, shelter and rest." Her book alights intelligently and compassionately on each of these ideas, and between its pages the reader is given pause to gaze up at the sky and marvel at the pelicans or sparrows flying overhead. * The Age *

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