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A Guide to the Birds of East Africa, by Nicholas Drayson.

I finished this while we were up at Black Lake and it’s one of the most delightful stories I’ve read in a long time (delightful really is the best word to describe it).

I was drawn first to the illustrated cover, and the synopsis (“For the past three years, the widower Mr. Malik has been secretly in love with Rose Mbwika, a woman who leads the weekly bird walks sponsored by the East African Ornithological Society…”) convinced me enough to purchase, and I’m glad I did. Nicholas Drayson’s way of filling this story with humor, well-chosen words, and beautiful descriptions is so completely satisfying.

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