From the book jacket: Few writers have attempted
to explore the natural history of a particular animal by
adopting the animals own sensibility. But Verlyn
Klinkenborgwith his deeply empathetic relation to the
world around himhas done just that, and done it
brilliantly, in Timothy.
This is the story of a tortoise whose real life was observed by the eighteenth-century English curate Gilbert White, author of The Natural History of Selborne. For thirteen years, Timothy lived in Whites gardenmaking an occasional appearance in his journals. Now Klinkenborg gives the tortoise an unforgettable voice and powers of observation as keen as those of any bipedal naturalist. The happy result: Timothy regales us with an account of a gracefully paced ...
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