Fingers in the sparkle jar: lessons in life and death; Chris Packham
Publication year: 2016
Illustrations on lining papers
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.
London : Ebury Press, 2016
I could not get into this book at all. I find the structure of the story line just plain boring. I am sorry Chris because I love hearing your knowledge on the wildlife programmes you are on but I have to pass on this in the praise category.