One has to start somewhere


Foreign Birds for Beginners.  By DHS Risdon. Iliffe Books, 1965.

See also the companion volume: British Lads for Beginners, available in several translations.

Having let the joke write itself, I’ll briefly pause to note that the rather ropy art on the jacket does not depict any of the foreign birds dealt with inside. This is not a sporting thing to do to beginners, people!


About tartanpartan

It won't surprise you to learn that I'm quite keen on books, and spend as much of my spare time as possible picking over second hand book stalls and charity book sales with my surprisingly delicate claws.