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Stephen Gregory Tweet of the Day Takeover Week 2

Horror Fiction writer and keen bird watcher Stephen Gregory returns for a second instalment of his favourite episodes from the Tweet of the Day back catalogue.

Horror novelist and keen bird watcher Stephen Gregory returns for a second instalment selecting favourite episodes from the Tweet of the Day back catalogue. As a keen birdwatcher all of his novels have some elements of an ornithological theme. With either birds in the title such as Wakening the Crow from 2014, or have birds as subject to build the tension into his world of macabre such as The Waking That Kills featuring swifts and the folklore that provided inspiration. His first novel The Cormorant based on observing cormorants in Wales received the 1987 Somerset Maugham Award. In this episode Stephen recalls how he and his wife loved to watch swiftlets nesting underneath their house in Brunei, or the hornbills that visited the garden in the afternoons.

You can hear more thought's from Stephen via the Tweet of the Week podcast available on the Radio 4 website.

Producer by Maggie Ayre.

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