The Birdwatcher

To: "Greg and Val Clancy" <>, "Denise Goodfellow" <>, "Peter Madvig" <>, <>
Subject: The Birdwatcher
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2013 06:51:50 +1000
I think that is right. He also got something wrong about mistletoes in the "Fires" 3/4 I cannot remember and something about Tasmanian mammals in Tommo and Hawk. It made me think that he had placed an error in each book on purpose and I had missed some.

Happy New Year to all,

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-----Original Message----- From: Greg and Val Clancy
Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2013 6:36 AM
To: Denise Goodfellow ; Peter Madvig ; 
Subject: The Birdwatcher

Although I admire the writings of Bryce Courtenay, but don't usually read
fiction, I was very disappointed when he perpetuated the myth that if you
kill a Brown Snake its mate will come after you.  I think it was in the
book/film 'Jessica' if I am not mistaken.


Dr Greg. P. Clancy
Ecologist and Birding-wildlife Guide
| PO Box 63 Coutts Crossing NSW 2460
| 02 6649 3153  | 0429 601 960

-----Original Message----- From: Denise Goodfellow
Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2013 11:49 PM
To: Peter Madvig ; 
Subject: The Birdwatcher

Oh my gosh, it's gone feral!  This sounds like a case of both sloppy writing
and editing.     And it's not as if the expertise is hard to find. Bryce
Courtenay, for example, went to some lengths to seek out such expertise.

Perhaps someone would like to write a review.


On 28/12/13 10:00 PM, "Peter Madvig" <> wrote:

Hi Denise,
In my stocking too!!!
Hachette Australia. ISBN 978-0-7336-3028-6


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