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A Guide to the Birds of East Africa (2007)

di Nicholas Drayson

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Serie: Mr Malik (book 1)

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Reserved, honourable Mr Malik. You wouldn't notice him in a Nairobi street - except, perhaps, to comment on his carefully sculpted comb over - but beneath his unprepossessing exterior lies a warm heart and a secret passion. Not even his friends at the Asadi Club know it, but Mr Malik is head-over-heels in love with the leader of the Tuesday morning bird walk of the East African Ornithological Society, Rose Mbikwa. While Mr Malik hesitantly plans how he will ask Rose to the annual Hunt Ball, flashy Harry Kahn arrives in town and makes it clear that he too has Rose in his sights. When Mr Malik blurts out his feelings at the Club a wager is set - whoever sees the most birds in a week will ask Rose to the ball. With boats, planes and guides to get him to the choicest bird-watching spots in Kenya, Harry Kahn's soon noting down everything from pearl-breasted swallows to spur-winged plovers. But Mr Malik's not so easily beaten and with unorthodox methods and far-flung adventures of his own, he's determined to stay in the game.… (altro)
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Not a bird guide but a charming tale set in Kenya. ( )
  John5918 | Sep 7, 2021 |
This is a perfect chocolate truffle of book. It can be gobbled up quickly, will give you a taste of comfort and happiness, and is small enough not to cause you to worry about calories or excess frivolity.

Mr. Malik is a middle-aged man who is a bird-watching enthusiast. He has been quietly in love with Rose Mbikwa the nature and birdwalking-guide in the natural museum, but he also has deeper secrets.

All things come to a head with a competition between him and the sleek Harry Khan, recently arrived in Nairobi and thinking that he can win Rose over more easily.
As the competition goes on, we learn a lot about the local birdlife, and some snippets of Nairobi life and politics (to be taken with a pinch of salt). Unexpected adventure and danger await Mr. Malik in his quest for the ultimate prize, the right to invite Rose to the annual dance.

This is a lighthearted read that will leave you feeling good, it will also make you smile many times along the way. ( )
  moukayedr | Sep 5, 2021 |
This is NOT a field guide to birds, but a fiction book. The setting is Kenya and we’re introduced to quiet, widowed Mr. Malik who has been secretly in love (for several years) with Rose Mbikwa, also widowed, who leads the weekly bird walks. He’s worked up his nerve to invite Rose to attend the Nairobi Hunt Club Ball – THE social engagement of the year. But into Malik’s social club, the Asadi Club, walks his old school nemesis, Harry Khan, a handsome ladies’ man who’s back home on vacation. He’s just met Rose and has decided to invite her himself. Malik protests and the club arranges a challenge: whoever counts the most birds in one week may ask Rose to the dance.

The reader is not overwhelmed with birding terms or activities, and an interest in birds is not necessary for the enjoyment of this book. The focus is on the three main characters and their activities (including a surprise revelation about Mr. Malik). This is a slow-paced tale, but never boring, as the storyteller quietly unfolds the background of everyone involved. I won’t tell you who finally wins the day with Rose, but I will say the story ends appropriately and you’ll like the ending. You won’t be able to put the book down (odd to think of a quiet tale as a real page-turner, but it is), and you’ll be sorry when the story has ended.
  Chark | Jun 8, 2021 |
Not for the cynics or hard hearted of this world but anyone else should surely love this book. ( )
  Patsmith139 | Mar 15, 2021 |
At first, I thought the style was a bit twee. And then, it got searingly and endearingly personal. It's a charming story with a good heart and gentle humor. So glad I read it. ( )
  DrFuriosa | Dec 4, 2020 |
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'Ah yes,' said Rose Mbikwa, looking up at the large dark bird with elegant tail soaring high above the car park of the Nairobi Museum, 'a black kite. Which is of course, not black but brown.'
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Reserved, honourable Mr Malik. You wouldn't notice him in a Nairobi street - except, perhaps, to comment on his carefully sculpted comb over - but beneath his unprepossessing exterior lies a warm heart and a secret passion. Not even his friends at the Asadi Club know it, but Mr Malik is head-over-heels in love with the leader of the Tuesday morning bird walk of the East African Ornithological Society, Rose Mbikwa. While Mr Malik hesitantly plans how he will ask Rose to the annual Hunt Ball, flashy Harry Kahn arrives in town and makes it clear that he too has Rose in his sights. When Mr Malik blurts out his feelings at the Club a wager is set - whoever sees the most birds in a week will ask Rose to the ball. With boats, planes and guides to get him to the choicest bird-watching spots in Kenya, Harry Kahn's soon noting down everything from pearl-breasted swallows to spur-winged plovers. But Mr Malik's not so easily beaten and with unorthodox methods and far-flung adventures of his own, he's determined to stay in the game.

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