Homing – Jon Day
As a boy Jon Day was fascinated with pigeons, which he used to rescue from the streets of London. Twenty years later he moved from the city centre to the suburbs with his young family but in doing so lost a sense of what he had always thought of as home.
He decided to resurrect his interest in pigeons, built himself a loft in the garden of his new house, joined a pigeon-racing club and as he made a home for himself and his family in suburbia he also learned to train and race his pigeons. His birds who had an indefatigable sense of home and how to navigate their way there wherever they may find themselves.
“It is a book about the making of a home and making for home: a book about why we return.”
The Guardian review of this title can be read here.
Hardback. 256 pages.
Measurements: 14.3cm x 22.3cm x 2.7cm