From one of the greatest comedic writers of a generation comes a story of love, faith and taxidermy. 'Three mighty obstacles threaten the burgeoning love of childhood sweethearts Timothy Pickering and Naomi Walls.
They are Steven Venables, a dead curlew and God.' 1978: Two lovers perch precariously on the cusp of adulthood.
Timothy's father decides it's time for him to take on the family taxidermy business; while Naomi dreams of a career on the stage.
Across the decades their lives continue to interweave, and occasionally cross - bound by the pull of intoxicating first love.
But will their destinies ultimately unite them? Nobbs moves his exceptional comic talent to a new-found depth.
Memorable and moving, a tale of love won and love lost.
You will never look at the art of taxidermy in the same way again.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 10/06/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007286287