12 Birds to Save Your Life: Nature's Lessons in Happiness
A book talk with Charlie Corbett

Hungerford Hub

Saturday 11 June 2022 – 6.30pm-8:00pm

Can you recognise the cheerful chirrups of the house sparrow? A song thrush singing out at winter’s darkest hour? 

At a time of great anxiety and uncertainty, Charlie Corbett realised his perspective on life was slipping. In a moment of despair, he hears the song of a skylark – that soaring, tinkling, joyous sound echoing through the air above – and he is transported away from his dark thoughts.

Through twelve characterful birds, Charlie shows us there is joy to be found if we know where to look, and how to listen. From solitary skylarks to squabbling sparrows, he explores the place of these birds in our history, culture and landscape, noting what they look like and where you’re most likely to meet them.

In this talk, Charlie will inspire you to get out and walk – spotting and listening to birds along the way. He will share his motivation for writing the book and explain nature’s powerful ability to heal us.

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