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Owl Sense: Messenger or Predator, Wisdom or Omen?

  • Golden Hare Books 68 Saint Stephen Street Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 5AQ United Kingdom (map)

Owl Sense is a book about the wild in nature and in the unpredictable course of our human lives. In her watching and deep listening to all thirteen species of European owls, and in the ways her family changes whilst she does so, Miriam Darlington cleaves myth from reality and brings the strangeness and magnificence of these creatures to life.

‘A beautiful book; wise and sharp-eared as its subject.’
Robert MacFarlane

About Miriam Darlington

Miriam Darlington was born in Lewes, Sussex, and now lives in Totnes with her two dogs, one cat, two children, and one husband. She has tracked and studied wildlife for most of her life and is an avid bird-watcher, expert owl-finder, and top otter-spotter. She has a degree in Modern Languages, a PhD in Nature Writing, a certificate in Field Ecology and is a Nature Notebook columnist at The Times. Her first book, Otter Country, was published in 2012. She currently teaches Creative Writing at Plymouth University and spends the rest of her time writing and researching about wildlife and the people in its grasp.