's As Kingfishers Catch Fire
is a 'joyful and wondrous' book about birds and bird books, and a poignant memoir of his own ornithological obsession.
Hetty Saunders' My House of Sky is a riveting biographical quest for J. A. Baker, the tortured Essex author of 'The Peregrine'. Baker's book has been called 'life-changing' by Werner Herzog and 'astonishing' by Helen Macdonald, but Baker's life was shadowy until his papers were donated to the University of Essex in 2013, and mined by Saunders.
'A superb, subtle account, a brilliant work of tracking and seeing' - Robert Macfarlane.
The price of the ticket will be redeemable off book purchase on the night.