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Nicholas Drayson

3.74 of 5 Votes: 2
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A Guide to the Birds of East Africa (2008)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Despite the title, this is an utterly charming short novel about two middle-aged East Indian Kenyans who are vying to be the one who invites a lovely widow to the high commissioner's ball. They decide to settle the issue with a contest--who can see the most species of birds in Ke...
A Guide to the Birds of East Africa. Nicholas Drayson (2009)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: The title is completely misleading since it is not a bird guide at all. The story takes place in Nairobi, Kenya. The men in the story are not native Kenyans, but descendents of immigrants from West India. The female protagonist is from Scotland so the books provides a fascinating...
Kleine Vogelkunde Ostafrikas (2010)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: The first 5 chapters or so were slow. But the book progressively revealed more and became more amusing after that point. Not heavy handed and dramatic, but really really good. While there is a lot of talk about birds in the book, it is more about people. The story is very good, m...
Guida Agli Uccelli Dell'africa Orientale (2009)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Ach, war das eine schöne Lektüre! Ein Hauptdarsteller, der zwar etwas lethargisch daherkommt, aber nichtsdestotrotz so symphatisch ist, dass er kaum von dieser Welt sein kann. Ein Wettstreit, der trotz des eher friedlichen Inhalts um Leben und Tod geht. Eine überwältigende Beschr...
Kleine Tierkunde Ost-Afrikas (2013)
3.69 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This is a sequel to the author's earlier book, A GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF EAST AFRICA. I grew up in East Africa and the book brought out what I remember of Nairobi in my youth. This book takes place four years after the first book. The books are written as light-hearted mysteries su...
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