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The Art of Flight

The Art of Flight (Hardback)

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Accidental Journeys with the Bestselling Author of The Fly Trap Stories just begin. We rarely know where and almost never why. It doesn't matter. Nothing is certain any longer. I just want to shut my eyes, point at random and say, as a sort of experiment, that once, when I was sixteen years old, I spent a whole night singing romantic songs in the top of a pine tree. That's where it may have started. Fredrik Sjoberg continues his exploration of the pleasures and trials of those who spend their time tracing the smallest details of the natural world in these two tales of ambition, fear and hapless romance. Calling on his childhood memories and experience as a hoverfly collector, and following the trail of long forgotten entomologists before him who left their native Sweden for the national parks of the United States, Sjoberg contemplates the richness of life and the strange paths it leads us on.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: science, medicine, technology & engineeringBiographyMemoirsNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsWildlife: butterflies, other insects & spidersTravel & MapsTravel writing Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 30/06/2016 ISBN-13: 9781846147999  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Fredrik Sjoberg collects hoverflies on the island of Runmaro, in the archipelago east of Stockholm. He is also a literary critic, translator, cultural columnist and the author of several books, including The Fly Trap and The Raisin King, which form a trilogy with The Art of Flight.

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