In the Country of Birds

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857546415
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Pages: 114
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Rain Like Lace Curtains 9
Scolt Head 10
The Garden of England 12
On Parliament Hill 13
A Minor Operation 14
Searching For My Father 16
Civilisation 17
Rammle 18
A Journey by Mandeville 21
View From a Train 22
A Language Shift 23
A Roasting Piglet 25
Cutting Hair in Ruthenia, 1939 26
Travelling Circus 27
A Word for Lack 29
Observing the Sunrise: From a Letter from Russia 31
Grace 33
After a Quarrel 34
All Saints' Day 35
The Blue Company 36
At Huwailah Beach 39
In the Harbour at Leptis Magna 40
The Drowned Boy 41
Delays 42
Sonnets from Zawia 44
In Libya 49
The Country of Rumour 50
Sunrise at the Wadi Nisah 52
An Execution in Riyadh 54
English for Special Purposes 55
Clouds 57
Translation 59
Travels in Desire 60
Heliopolis 62
A Little Rain in Riyadh 63
Drought 65
Belly Dancer Weeping 66
South District, Prague 67
The Melon Girl 68
Ladies of the Bundesrepublik 69
Rainoo Repeats Her English in Bombay 70
Pariah 71
Customer 72
The Spirit is Moved in Old Amsterdam 73
The Bedu Soldier's Tale 74
There Once Was A King of Hungary 76
Three Girls and Three Widowers 77
Storks Returning 79
Thirty Storks and a Red Tin Box 80
Chinoiserie 81
Wild Strawberries and Gladioli 83
Mayflies 84
At Dusk 85
In the Country of Birds 86
Ring Snake 87
March Adder 89
Two Rattlesnakes in a Zoo 90
The Light in the Elderberry 92
Prickly Pears and Oranges 93
The Fossil 95
A Snail in Istanbul 96
Sunflowers 97
Magnolia 98
The White Crow 99
A Piece of Wood 101
Ferns 104
Beyond 105
Tropical Romance 106
Incident in Guatemala 107
An Eisenhower Autumn in America 108
For the Inauguration 110
Impersonal 112
Julie's Recovery 113
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