A Charm of Magpies (Boxed Set)

A Beautiful Boxset of Science, Nature and Antiques Miscellanies

By Simon Flynn, Mark Allum, Daniel Allen

Icon Books, 9781848317406, 672pp.

Publication Date: February 10, 2015

List Price: 22.95*
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Icon Books's Magpie series is quickly gaining a reputation for fun, incisive miscellanies on a broad range of topics.

Simon Flynn's "The Science Magpie," which has sold more than twenty thousand copies worldwide, was described by the "New Scientist" as a "cornucopia of curious facts, anecdotes, and quotations and] is sure to entertain and surprise."

"The Nature Magpie" by Daniel Allen was described by Desmond Morris, author of "The Naked Ape," as "a miscellany that keeps you turning the pages," and the "Good Book Guide" (UK) said that this "delightfully zany volume presents an eclectic selection of facts and fiction gleaned from Nature . . . all lightly peppered by Allen's dry wit."

"Country Life" magazine said of Marc Allum's "Antiques Magpie" that it is "a source of unlikely information, but a laugh a page. A perfect present for virtually everyone."

This attractively presented set presents all three paperback books in a wonderfully eclectic package perfect for any curious mind.