George: A Magpie Memoir (Compact Disc)
Poet and painter Frieda Hughes's chronicle of rescuing a tiny magpie chick who grows into an intelligent, lively companion--a heartwarming memoir of love, obsession, and nature.When Frieda Hughes moved to the depths of the Welsh countryside, she was expecting to take on a few projects: planting a garden, painting, and writing her poetry column for the Times. But instead, she found herself rescuing a baby magpie, the sole survivor of a nest destroyed in a storm--and embarking on an obsession that would change the course of her life. As the magpie, George, grows from a shrieking scrap of feathers into a boisterous yet affectionate companion, Frieda finds herself both captivated and apprehensive of what will happen when the time comes to finally set him free--when he will no longer fly back to her. Brimming with humor, heart, and plenty of zany adventures, this is an entertaining and charming story about one woman who saved a tiny wild creature--only to ultimately find that caring for the bird saves her.