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Christopher Nicholson

Christopher Nicholson writes novels.

Diary: Rare Birds

Christopher Nicholson, 22 November 2018

When,​ as a boy of eight or nine, I began to watch birds with some seriousness, I kept lists. The RSPB sold little grey notebooks with lists of British species, and I kept a life list of all the birds I had ever seen, and a list of birds seen in our suburban garden, and a list of birds seen each year. I’d taken out a subscription to a monthly magazine called Animals, and in one...

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