Rooks and jackdaws are both members of the same bird family. To ornithologists the group is known as the corvids, to the layperson they are ‘crows’. This is a prose poem in a tradition of English pastoral writing. It is also a celebration of the Norfolk countryside, of its oceanic flatness, its immense skies and of the human intimacies.
Cocker’s brilliant description of his journeys in search of crows and ravens, birds that obsessed him and changed his life forever. A prose poem in a long tradition of English pastoral writing, it’s also a reminder that ‘Crow Country’ is not ours, it is a landscape which we cohabit with thousands of other species. He uncovers the complexities of the birds’ inner lives and the richness hidden in the raucous crow song. "Crow Country" is a significant, beautiful work’