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NWR Issue 101

The Welsh Winter Wren

Birds and People M Cocker & D Tippling

Surprise in post! Just opened marvellous full colour hardback treasure destined for the lucky Gwyneth Lewis who's using it for a review-essay-opinion piece on birds and poets for our spring edition. Birds & People, with text by Mark Cocker and gorgeous wildlife photos by David Tippling. From the Toco Toucan, an early Guinness ad logo, through bronze cranes in Beijing's Forbidden City, to the Bronze-age origins of the Celtic Winter Wren hunting ceremony, turning up in Wales (I add) as the 'hela'r dryw' ceremonies and folklore. Wish I could hold onto this book but in the post it must go to my talented contributor, alas.

Enjoy Fern Hill's song Hela'r Dryw here


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