Bird Cottage – Book Review

Book: Bird Cottage

Author: Eva Meijer

Publisher: Pushkin Press

Publish date: 2 June, 2020


Len Howard was forty years old when she decided to leave her London life and loves behind, retire to the English countryside and devote the rest of her days to her one true passion: birds.

Moving to a small cottage in Sussex, she wrote two bestselling books, astonishing the world with her observations on the tits, robins, sparrows and other birds that lived nearby, flew freely in and out of her windows, and would even perch on her shoulder as she typed.

This moving novel imagines the story of this remarkable woman’s decision to defy society’s expectations, and the joy she drew from her extraordinary relationship with the natural world.


If you don’t notice birds, this book will ensure you do. It is a very simple story but it touches your heart. A woman who does not want riches and fame but just wants to live according to her wishes and desires. That desire connects her to little birds.

This piece will make you realise birds are somewhat like us, they feel happiness, sadness, anxiety, jealousy just like we humans do.

This book will calm you down, the writing is so beautiful.

My Rating : 4.5 / 5 🌟

P.S. I had received a digital review copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you NetGalley and Pushkin Press.

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