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The wonderful world of pigeon fancying

A new memoir is endlessly interesting and dazzlingly erudite

By Cal Flyn   July 2019
Flying home: a pigeon

Flying home: a pigeon

This new work of literary non-fiction from the author of the acclaimed Cyclogeography is an unusual beast: an examination of home making—and what it takes to want to stay there—disguised in the form of a pigeon fancying memoir.

Having moved with his wife and baby to the suburbs, Jon Day prepares for their happily-ever-after. But a series of distressing miscarriages follow, and Day feels his relationship under strain. So he reverts to a childhood fascination with pigeons, and—having built a loft in his…

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