Simon Selwood is an academic expert on the mating behaviour of birds, but hopeless at finding human love. Then he meets Kim, and at last something is more important to him than ornithology.
Kim doesn’t give a hoot about birds. And at first she isn’t very interested in Simon either. Relying on what he has gleaned from observing the opportunistic pied flycatcher and other species, plus the unorthodox advice of old friend Phil, Simon sets out on a mission to discover love for himself.
But will he make the right choice?
Odd Bird takes a light-hearted look at the battle of the sexes, drawing on the surprising parallels between the courtship behaviours of humans and birds.What people are saying about Odd Bird:
"This quirky read is brimming with humour, endearing characters & references to our feathery friends."
"Quirky, funny, uplifting and has a good pace – I’d happily recommend this."
"A charmingly original read."
"An unconventional love story, with a real feel of a Richard Curtis movie about it."
"A rom-com from the male perspective and a refreshing change in the genre."
"A heartwarming read, exactly what I need at the moment. If you liked The Rosie Project then you'll love this!"
"A unique read with well-developed characters, witty and dry banter, great messages, and a lot of fascinating information about birds."
"An enjoyable rollercoaster ride that’ll have you holding your breath till the very end."
"Cleverly comic, beautiful crafted and sent this reader’s spirit soaring."
"A treasure I intend to read again and again."
About the author
Lee Farnsworth studied Genetics at Newcastle University, eventually gaining a PhD for his work on bovine mitochondria. He then spent more than fifteen years in the pharmaceutical industry, holding senior leadership positions in Europe and the US. He kissed the corporate world goodbye to spend more time writing. Lee lives in Berkshire. He has two children and a large collection of bird feeders.