“Mateship with Birds . . . was the bible for birdwatchers before we became ‘birders’ . . . [it] has been out of print for too long and Scribe is to be congratulated for producing this new edition. . . . If you take the time to live with this classic bird book, it will enrich your life.” —Robert Adamson, Weekend Australian
“The book’s subject and chief lesson is the author’s own apparently boundless enthusiasm, a passion that aims by mesmerical music and poetic suggestion to beguile readers from their city enclaves toward the promised arcadia of up-country open spaces. It is primarily because of this wonder of music and poetry that Mateship with Birds is now being republished. It is a worthy choice . . . Chisholm’s lyricising imagination is fatigueless throughout . . . without doubt a book deserving its place in the new catalogue of revived Australian classics.” —Andrew Fuhrmann, Australian Book Review
About the Author
A. H. Chisholm (1890–1977) was a nature writer who also worked as an editor at the Daily Mail (Brisbane) and the Argus (Melbourne).