The Pigeon in History

Ranting aside for a while I decided to remain office bound this avo, mainly to avoid the shitty weather conditions. Contrary to popular belief we pigeons ARE bothered by the wet, and it’s pissing down out there.

Always interested in my roots I was digging around a bit and found this:

The Pigeon in History by Jean Hansell

It looks pretty good apart from the cover pic… what’s that all about, Jean??

Gonna def tell my Hoxton mates about it (they tend to read more – esp Eliot). Probably gonna have to lend it though coz they won’t get round to buying it. Never do.
Plus it looks like Jean bigs us pigeons up quite alot (which is nice):

“Wearing true scholarship lightly, the author considers the pigeon in its many guises:

  • as an object of worship from earliest religions to Christianity
  • as the spirit of renewal in the Holy Grail
  • as the subject of countless legends and fables
  • as a messenger in war and peace
  • as participant in various sports, including racing
  • as part of our staple diet for many years”

Loving the ‘object of worship’ idea! Nice one, Jean. I’ll let you know what I think of the rest of it once I’ve read it.

If anyone else out there has read it, let me know what you thought in the comments.

February 23, 2006. Uncategorized.

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