Nigel Hinton

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The Heart of the Valley

book | Fiction | 1986

Set in the English landscape of the Kent countryside, this beautiful and extraordinary novel follows the life of a hedge sparrow—from winter to summer—as its nest and its young are ravaged by the intrusion of a young cuckoo as well as by the thoughtlessness of humankind. It is a story of catastrophe and survival. From the rapture of mating, the patient nest-building, the laying of tiny sky-blue eggs, the book shows the world through birds’ eyes. It will forever change the way you look at trees and hedges and the creatures who live in them.


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