Friday, 22 April 2016

Second review of A Sky Full Of Birds

A Sky Full Of Birds was reviewed in the Daily Mail today – shame that the sub-editor made the old birdwatcher=twitcher assumption, but a really nice review all the same.


Poetry Pleases! said...

Dear Matt

Whatever you think of the Daily Mail, it does have extremely wide coverage and sells millions of copies every day. I used to be totally opposed to the rag - until they started publishing my indignant letters!

Best wishes from Simon R. Gladdish

Matt Merritt said...

To its credit, it does also run fairly lengthy book reviews, too.

Matthew Paul said...

As a long suffering QPR fan, I can only begin to know how excited you must be feeling at the moment, Matt. My lot were denied at the very last moment of the 75/76 season (not that I'm still bitter) and I cried. What I'd give for them to be anywhere near that now, I don't know, but I do know that Leicester have given hope to all supposedly smaller clubs. When I think of Leicester, what first comes to mind are the likes of David Nish, Keith Weller and, of course, Frank Worthington in that hideous Admiral kit, but also the fact that whenever they played at Loftus Road in the '80s they'd always bring 2,000 fans come what may. A proper club, with proper fans. The way it should be.

Matt Merritt said...

I'm still unable to really believe it, Matthew, but I think it'll sink in on Saturday when we get the trophy at the Everton game. It's funny, but that season you mention is the first I can really remember being aware of, and so I've always thought of QPR as one of the big clubs (I even think of Derby that way, for the same reasons), and had a soft spot for them. And of course, Loftus Road is what a stadium should be like - fans close to the pitch, with real atmosphere.

You also made me thin about how football has changed. When I was about 7, David Nish lived in the road behind us, in a very modest house on a big estate. He would have been at Derby by then, I suppose.