Horus, a young Peregrine, lives in London and visits many well-known London landmarks. The point is made that he may be safer in the city than if he ventured onto a grouse moor (which did make me smile).
The Houses of Parliament, the Eye, Nelson’s column, St Pauls, the Tower of London and even the back garden of Buck House are illustrated.
The illustrations often made me smile – particularly the one with the slightly podgy corgis and the lady doing some gardening.
This is a pleasant book that gives parents and children a lot to look at and discuss in the story that is told and the scenes in London. Educational it is, dull it isn’t.
Horus the Peregrine Falcon: Catch the Pigeon by John Miles (artwork Barry Robson) is published by Langford Press.