Beautiful Owls

Portraits of arresting species

Marianne Taylor, photographed by Andrew Perris

Owls have existed for at least 60 million years. Yet they remain full of mystique, menace and even magic. Do they herald happy events or are they harbingers of doom? Solitary, silent in flight, rarely seen, but with an intense, disconcerting stare when sighted, we think of them as wise and full of knowledge. Owls have intrigued us from the earliest times we hear but don’t see them, conjuring them up in our imaginations and filling our literature with legends about them. This book, with its fascinating photographs and facts, casts a shaft of light on Shakespeare’s ‘night’s herald’. Our photographer, Andrew Perris, has captured them in all their enigmatic beauty and we present an illuminating line-up for your inspection.

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Marianne Taylor is a freelance writer, editor and illustrator, with a lifelong passion for natural history. After several years working as editor for the bird book publisher Christopher Helm, and a stint as subeditor on the magazine Birdwatch, she began her freelance career in 2007 and has since written more than a dozen books on wildlife and science. She is also a keen wildlife photographer and, when not at her desk, can be found at her local nature reserve.

Andrew Perris has tackled a wide range of challenging commissions during the 20 years he has worked as a photographer. These include photographing champion breeds at agricultural and poultry shows for Beautiful Pigs, Beautiful Chickens and Beautiful Ducks. His numerous corporate and advertising clients include Virgin, Sainsbury's, Parker Pens, P&O Ferries and Royal Bank of Scotland.

  • 112 pages
  • H 210mm x W 250mm
  • flexibound with flaps
  • full colour throughout
  • 19,000 words
  • Printed ISBN:978-1-908005-97-7

The following rights for this title have already been sold:

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