SKY GIPSY: THE STORY OF A WILD GOOSE. By

SKY GIPSY: THE STORY OF A WILD GOOSE. By "B.B". Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford.

BB REMEMBERED: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DENYS WATKINS-PITCHFORD. By Tom Quinn.

BB REMEMBERED: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DENYS WATKINS-PITCHFORD. By Tom Quinn.

MANKA, THE SKY GIPSY: THE STORY OF A WILD GOOSE. Written and illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford ('B.B.'). With a foreword by Peter Scott.

(1939) 1971 3rd edition reprint. 8vo (144 x 226mm). Ppxiv,258. B/w illustrations by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford. Light grey boards, feather motif printed on blue on upper board, spine titled in blue.

"From the silent mysterious Arctic the wild geese come every winter to those well-loved lands which the writer knows so intimately and describes so well. One of them stands out in the great arrowhead, leading his fellows. It is Manka, the white goose, whose story is told in this book. Like every other wild creature, Manka's life is a perpetual struggle, against nature and against man. The hostility of man is crystallized in the efforts of Foxy, the cunning old marshland poacher, to entrap Manka, whose freedom is a challenge to his skill". "I personally was absorbed from start to finish and put the book down with a feeling of satisfaction that I rarely feel when I have read an animal story... the best book of its type I have read or am likely to read". (Brian Vesey Fitzgerald).
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Book Code
47055
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Author Watkins-Pitchford (Denys J.). "BB". (1905-1990).
Book Code 47055
ISBN 0416145809 / 0416145809
Book Description Foxing to edges but good-plus in frayed, laminated dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1971
Publisher Methuen and Co Ltd in association with Eyre and Spottiswoode Ltd.
Place London.