Book of the Week is Chris Packham’s beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir. ‘His search for freedom, meaning & acceptance in a world that didn’t understand him’.
Taken from Chris Packham’s Website :-
Sunday Times No.1 Best Seller. -“Every minute was magical, every single thing it did was fascinating and everything it didn’t do was equally wondrous, and to be sat there, with a Kestrel, a real live Kestrel, my own real live Kestrel on my wrist! I felt like I’d climbed through a hole in heaven’s fence.”
An introverted, unusual young boy, isolated by his obsessions and a loner at school, Chris Packham was only at home in the fields and woods around his suburban home. But when he stole a young kestrel from its nest, he was about to embark on a friendship that would teach him what it meant to love, and that would change him forever.
In his rich, lyrical and emotionally exposing memoir, Chris brings to life his childhood in the 70s, from his bedroom bursting with fox skulls, birds’ eggs and sweaty jam jars, to his feral adventures. But pervading his story is the search for freedom, meaning and acceptance in a world that didn’t understand him.
Their May Choice is ‘The Waves’ by Virginia Woolf. Anna says “It challenged us all! A reading experience, baffling and intense! ” , some other comments “liquid poetry”, “rambling monologue”, & “a play poem”.