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The Owl, the Beetle, and Cock Robin

The Owl, the Beetle, and Cock Robin. Illustration for Warne’s National Nursery Library (Frederick Warne, c 1870).

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Of course, there’s a coffee table book devoted to owls….

…why wouldn’t there be? Get it here

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The Owl Service

Always meant to read this book. I shall give it a go soon. It won awards, got turned into a TV show and even had a very good band named after it. The back cover blurb states: Winner of both … Continue reading

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Good-Night, Owl!

Here is our household’s latest owl-related score, a classic storybook for children by Yorkshire-born artist Pat Hutchins. As you can tell by the cover it has a very 70s aesthetic and this edition is an ex-library book so it had … Continue reading

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The Blind Owl

a dark, surreal Persian classic from 1937 by Sadegh Hedayat Gutted that I couldn’t find the Rebel Inc edition’s cover anywhere on the internet. Really wish I hadn’t sold it while broke.

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