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  • Keywords
    • Ornithology fiction,
    • academics plot,
    • women in academics,
    • post-world war II,
    • books set in Britain,
    • gender and class barriers,
    • heartwarming novel

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Letters from Gerald
by R. W. Butler

Soon after the war ended, a young Eleanor Hutchinson dreams of a job as an ornithologist. Without the training, experience and social standing the chances are slim. Undaunted she writes to the British Museum for advice and promptly receives a letter of encouragement from a young Gerald Benson. But neither Eleanor nor Gerald are who they seem. Astute, witty and clever, Eleanor receives support from the mysterious Gerald as she navigates the social expectations. And then one day there is a knock at her door.

"The characters are so rich and colourful!" —Linda McKinlay, B.A. M.Ed "… very good read - enjoyable and entertaining!" —R.W. Elner, scientist "A heartwarming tale told with wit and tenderness." —J. Kreda, Ottawa Book Club

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Rob Butler is a professional ornithologist in Canada and author of three other books. He holds a PhD in Zoology from the University of British Columbia. His bird research has taken him to many foreign countries including the UK. Letters from Gerald is his first novel. Visit his web


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