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William Fiennes

Teoksen The Snow Geese tekijä

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Tietoja tekijästä

Contributed to Granta, The London Review of Books, The Observer and The Times Literary Supplement. The Snow Geese is his first book. (Bowker Author Biography)

Tekijän teokset

The Snow Geese (2002) 413 kappaletta
The Music Room (2009) 200 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Tree (1979) — Johdanto, eräät painokset323 kappaletta
Granta 66: Truth and Lies (1999) — Avustaja — 161 kappaletta
Why Willows Weep: Contemporary Tales from the Woods (2011) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
Beneath the Skin: Great Writers on the Body (2018) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta

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A pleasant enough travel memoir about a young man, not a birder, who decides to follow the Snow Geese from Houston to Baffin Island. There are plenty of the requisite interesting acquaintances and plenty of nostalgia. Oh, and Zugunruhe, a lot of that.
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Sandydog1 | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 30, 2021 |
Op zich een interessant boek maar wel heeeeeel veel oog voor details
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H.Russer | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 30, 2020 |
The concept was promising, but the result didn't deliver. A book of pointless lists.
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neal_ | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 10, 2020 |
This book was inspired by Fiennes read in of The Snow Goose when younger, and after a period in hospital, when he had a burning longing to return home to familiar and comforting surroundings. He wondered what drove the Snow goose to travel all across America, from Texas to Alaska.

Part travel book and part natural history, Fiennes follows the route that the geese take by coach, meeting a series of characters along the way. At each point that the geese move is determined by the conditions, so occasionally he gets ahead of them, and sees them arrive. In one location he is asked to house sit at one point by someone he has just met and goes out to the place where thy feed and watches them arrive.

It is a beautifully written book, and effortless to read. He successfully manages to link his longing to retuning home with the journey of the snow gooze and them instinctive drive to travel huge distances. Well worth reading.
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PDCRead | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 6, 2020 |



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