The Big Twitch - the book!!

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Subject: The Big Twitch - the book!!
From: "Alastair Smith" <>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 17:28:36 +1000
It's probably also worth noting that if you pre purchase the book from
Andrew Isles it comes signed by the author.
PS I have no links Andrew Isles other than as a customer

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of John Harris
Sent: Wednesday, 31 August 2005 3:17 PM
Subject: The Big Twitch - the book!!

Dear All
You read the updates and now you can read the book.  Below is an exerpt from
an advanced ad for Dool's book about the much-fated Big Twitch.

[23921] Dooley, Sean. The big twitch: one man, one continent and  
a race against time - a true story about birdwatching. St  
Leonards: 2005. Octavo, paperback, 336 pp.  AU$27.00 
This is the story of a quest to see 700 Australian birds in a year.  
Sean Dooley has had quite a few successes under his belt and seems  
reasonably well adjusted, but for some reason he's carried his  
childhood hobby of birdwatching into his adult life. The cross he  
bears, socially, is that he's a twitcher (an extreme form of  
birdwatching where birders charge around the country trying to add  
as many species of bird to their list as possible). After both his  
parents died, he blew his inheritance on taking a year off to try  
and see 700 birds in a year. He was determined to break the  
Australian twitching record. Part confessional and part  
travelogue, this is a true story about obsession. The characters  
who populate the tale are weirdos, the action comes from the  
pursuit of a dream and the attempt to break a national record.  

I have just found what I want for Father's Day.  If it is even half as good
as Dool's B-A updates, I'm having it.

Congratulations Sean.  Hope sales take off once it is released.

It's about trying to work out what normal is and to find the  
meaning of life. It's refreshingly original, it's poignant and  
very amusing. FORTHCOMING, due October 2005.


John Harris
Environmental Education Officer
Donvale Christian College
155 Tindals Rd Donvale 3111
03 9844 2471
0409 090 955

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