The Wise Hours: A Journey Into the Wild and Secret World of Owls

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$27.95  $25.99
Tin House Books
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5.33 X 9.16 X 1.14 inches | 1.03 pounds

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About the Author

Miriam Darlington contributes frequently to The Times, The Guardian, and The Ecologist, and is also the author of Otter Country, forthcoming in the US from Tin House in 2024. She lives in Devon, England.


A beautiful book; wise and sharp-eared as its subject.--Robert Macfarlane
Darlington brings humor, humility, and a refreshing subjectivity to her quest to understand these charismatic creatures.--Melissa Harrison, author of All Among the Barley
Captivating.-- "The Times"
Achingly beautiful.-- "The Guardian"
Vivid and engaging.-- "Sunday Times"
Lyrical. . . . moving. . . . Dazzling.-- "Publishers Weekly, Starred Review"
A lyrical examination of the interweaving place owls hold in nature and human culture; Darlington writes with intimacy and beauty.--Jonathan C. Slaght, author of Owls of the Eastern Ice
A smooth mixture of memoir and nature writing. . . . Lyrical and captivating. . . . heartfelt, enchanting, and beautifully written.-- "Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review"
Enchanting.--Tristan Gooley, author of How to Read Nature
Beautiful descriptions of these magnificent creatures and their habitats.--P.D. Smith, author of City
A delight. Darlington's vision, sensitivity and word craft are vital.--Caspar Henderson, author of A New Map of Wonders
Open this book, and be thrilled to look at the owl with an even more profound sense of knowledge.-- "The Muskogee Phoenix"
Beautiful. . . . wonderfully informative and enjoyable.-- "Booklist"