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Roger Morgan-Grenville was a soldier from 1978-86 and later helped to set up the charity Help for Heroes, acting as its first head fundraiser. He is also the author of Liquid Gold: Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey (Icon, 2020).


Charming and impassioned ... a rich tribute to an extraordinary bird. -- Horatio Clare, author of A Single Swallow and Heavy Light
A truly lovely book. -- Mary Colwell, author of Curlew Moon
This is wonderful: written with light and love. A tonic for these times. -- Stephen Rutt, author of The Seafarers: A Journey Among Birds
A delightful account of a lifelong passion for seabirds. -- Stephen Moss, naturalist and author of The Swallow: A Biography
A memoir lit by wry humour and vivid prose. -- Brian Jackman, author of Wild About Britain
This is a book that birders will enjoy because it is stitched together around a fairly amazing bird, but if you've never heard of shearwaters you will still get a lot out of this book if you are interested in nature, in adventures, in foreign parts, in landscapes or in people ... a very good read. -- Mark Avery
A great read * birdwatching.co.uk *
[A] lovely blend of natural history and memoir ... Morgan-Grenville beautifully blends science, memories, and wonder in this striking homage to an amazing bird. * Booklist *
Shearwater is sheer delight, a luminous portrait of a magical seabird which spans the watery globe * Daily Mail *
A captivating mix of memoir, travel and ornithological obsession ... A book not just for seabirders or island-addicts, but for all who have ever gazed longingly out to sea and pondered vast possibilities and connections. * BBC Wildlife magazine *
[A] pleasant mixture of facts and an imagined narrative of the shearwater ... readers will enjoy relaxing into the story. * Library Journal *
A book that delights, informs, amuses and concerns you page by page * Winchester Today *

'Morgan-Grenville is a delightful writer ... his writerly tone here is perfect: serious, but not hysterical or preachy, with a gleam of hope evident.'

* 10,000birds.com *

'A beautiful mix of memoir and natural history ... entirely infectious.'

* Scottish Field *

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