The Heart of the Valley
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.
Kate Cooper manages the translation rights for The Heart of the Valley