You are if you are one of the interviewees: Ian Newton, the late Phil Hollom, Rebecca Nason, Chris Packham, Steph Tyler, Debbie Pain, Stuart Winter, Lee Evans, Steve Gantlett, Mark Cocker, Ian Wallace, Andy Clements, Mike Clarke, Roger Riddington, Stephen Moss, Alan Davies and Ruth Miller, Robert Gillmor and the two ‘authors’.
You are if you are Barbara Young (aka known as Baroness Young of Old Scone) who describes the book as ‘Wonderful cameos of the heroes of birding. From the scientific and thoughtful to the frankly bonkers, they all show the power of birds to inspire a love of the natural world. A delightful read.’
And you are if you are : Lord Alanbrooke, Horace G. Alexander, Matt Andrews, Paul Anness, John Ash, David Attenborough, John James Audubon, Aung San Suu Kyi, Bert Axel, Stephen Baillie, Dawn Balmer, Joseph Banks, Ian Barnard, Dennis Batcheler, Pat Bateson, Chris Batty, Edward Bawden, Mark Beavers, John Belsey, Mike Benyon, Richard Benyon, Brian Bertram, Colin Bibby, Mel Billington, Richard Birch, Tim Birkhead, Billy Bshop, Martin Blick, Nick Blurton-Jones, Stephen Bolwell, Adrian Bonds, Richard Bonser, Jeffrey Boswell, Bill Bourne, Hugh Boyd, Maurice Bradshaw, Mark Brazil, Jeremy Brock, Bertel Brunn, Dave Buckler, John Buckley, Andy Bunten, Niall Burton, Roger Butts, Clive Byers, James Cadbury, Maria Callas, Bruce Campbell, Iain Campbell, Eric Cantona, Truman Capote, Rachel Carson, Mike Chandler, Andrew Chiverton, Steen Christensen, Winston Churchill, John Clark, Sir Kenneth Clarke, Mike Clarke, William Eagle Clarke, Ann Cleeves, Jim Cleeves, Jim Clements, Alan Clewes, Andy Clifton, Tim Clutton-Brock, Ron Cockitt, Peter Condor, Ry Cooder, Dominic Couzens, Thomas Coward, Stanley Cramp, Ken Croft, Richard Crossley, Noel Cusa, George Armstrong Custer, Charles Darwin, Nick Davies, Peter Davies, Richard Dawkins, Josep del Hoyo, Humphrey Dobinson, Peter Dolton, Marton Doughty, Bob Dylan, Jon Eames, Nigel Easterbee, Basil Ede, Edward Grey, Graham Ekins, Pete ellis,Eric Ennion, Richard Fairbank, Alec Falconer, Lynne Farrell, Pete Ferns, Mary Fenton, James Ferguson-Lees, David Fisher, James Fisher, Richard Fitter, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dick Forsman, Annika Forsten, Tom Francis, Frank Fraser Darling, Pete Fraser, Michael Gallagher, Heinrich Gatke, Geoff Gibbs, Tony Gibbs, Jenny Gill, Phillip Glasier, Barry Goater, Rick Goater, Mark Golley, David Goodall, John Gooders, Andy Gosler, John Goluld, Peter Grant, Don Green, Roland Green, Phil Gregory, Tom Gullick, Trevor Gunton, Marquis Hachisouka, Bill Hamilton, Nick Hammond, Alex Hanson, Simon Harrap, Ray Harris-Ching, Kerry Harrison, Peter Harrison, Tom Harrison, Prince Harry, Paul Harvey, Dave Haslam, Peter Hayman, Roy Hattersley, Chris Heard, Hermann Heinzel, Ernest Hemingway, David Reid Henry, Audrey Hepburn, Dorothy Herlihey, Robert Hinde, Russel Hoben, Ron Hoblyn, Brian Houghton Hodgson, Andy Holden, Peter Holden, Lawrence Holloway, Dave Holman, Paul Holt, Dick Holmes, Nick Hornby, Phil Horton, Eric Hosking, Ted Hughes, Keri Hulme, Katte Humble, Rob Hume, Lord Hurcomb, Keith Hyatt, Carol Inskipp, Nigel Jarrett, Richard Jeffries, David Jenkins, Ron Johns, Ewart Jones, Trevor Jones, Lars Jonsson, F.C. R. Jourdain, Tony Juniper, Kenn Kauffman, F.B. Kirkman, John Krebs, David Lack, Derek Langslow, Rowena Langston, John Lawton, Geoffrey Lean, Bruno Liljefors, John Lister-Kaye, Arthur Livett, Ronald Lockley, Roger Lovegrove, John Lynch, Micharel McCarthy, Graham Machin, Frank Mckinney, Peter Mkepeace, Pete Maker, Nelson Mandela, J.G. Manners, John Marchant, Mick Marquiss, John Maynard-Smith, Maury Meiklejohn, Richard Meinhertzhagen, Brian Mellow, George Michael, Pete Milford, Hazel Millingon, Richard Millington, Brian Milne, Clive Minton, Alan Mitchell, Joni Mitchell, Charlie Moores, Nick Moran, Elliot Morley, Andrew Motion, Guy Mountfort, Lester Mulford, Andy Musgrove, John Mycock, Dirk Nelson, James Nicholson, Max Nicholson,Barry Nightingale, Ian Nisbet, Mark Obmascik, Bill Oddie, Malcolm Ogilvie, Steve Ormerod, Daniel Osorio, John Paige, Ted Parker, John Parslow, Owen Paterson, James Pearce-higgins, Chris Perrins, Roger Tory Peterson, Steve Petty,Peter Pitkin, Richard Porter, Dick Potts, Gerry Price, Philip Pullman, Rory Putnam, Derek Ratcliffe, Phil Rhodes, Richard Richardson, Nicholas Ridley, Malcolm Rifkind, Pete Roberts, Iain Robertson, Peter Robinson, Roy Robinson, Craig Robson, Sidney Rogerson, Dave Rosair, Ian Saville, Tony Schilling, Ann Scott, Bob Scott, Dave Scott, Peter Scott, Allen Seeby, Henry Seebohm, Keith Shackleton, William Shakespeare, Richard Bowdler Sharpe, Tim Sharrock, Ken Shaw, J.A. Shepherd, Brian Shergold, Geoff Sherwood, Mike Shrubb, Mark Simmonds, Ken Simmons, Eric Simms, Arthur Singer, Meharben Singh, Gavin Siriwardena, Nigel Slater, Peter Slater, Ted Smith, Tony Smith, Chris Smout, Phoebe Snetsinger, David Snow, Mick Southern, Graham Stevenson, Paul Sterry, Harry Stevens, George Stout, Michaela Strachan, John Swain, Derek Swann, John Thaw, Dylan Thomas, Archibald Thorburn, Bill Thorpe, Nikolaas Tinbergen, David Tipling, J.R.R.Tolkien, Derek Toomer, Jan Toomer, Martin Townsend, Colion Tubbs, Barry Tuck, Bernard Tucker, Bobby Tulloch, Charles Tunnicliffe, Brian Vesey-fitzgerald, Juliet Vickery, Phil Vines, Keith Vinicombe, Steve Votier, Phil Walker, Alfred Russell Wallace, Jake Ward, Effie Warr, Mike Warren, Tony Warren, Adam Watson, Daphne Watson, Donald Watson, Eric Watson, SteveWebb, Edwin Welland, Chris Wernham, Alan Whicker, Barry White, Gilbert White, John White, Steve Whitehouse, William Wilkinson, Henry Williamson, Ken Williamson, Dave Willis, Ian Willis, Eddie Wiseman, Harry Witherby, Chris Wood, Duncan J. Wood, Martin Woodcock, V.C. Wynne-Edwards and Graham Wynne.
So, were you in there? Maybe next time…
But that list of names shows the reach of the book – from twitching to literature, and from art to science.
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