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Pigeons Down Under

Pigeons is now available in Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania through the University of Queensland Press.


"In the tradition of histories of salt, cod and the sextant, Blechman's book takes a common place and seemingly unremarkable thing and provides an insight into the effects it has had on our lives. Pigeons transcends mere quirkiness... This book really comes alive. — The Monthly (Australia's premier magazine)

"Sweeping!" — The Weekend Australian (Sydney)

"A charming inquisition.... Blechman chooses an obscure subject and runs with it." — Sunday Telegraph (Sydney)

"Written with beautiful detachment ... and lots of exemplary reporting." — Canberra Times

"A jolly good read. Pigeons deserves a wide audience." — Courier Mail (Brisbane)

"Blechman lays out an ironclad case against pigeon discrimination. A cracker of a read!" — Herald Sun (Melbourne)

"Just so quirky you can't help smiling." — Sunday Times (Perth)

"A charming and endlessly fascinating book." — Good Reading Magazine (National)

"Deft and impressive. A pick of the week." The Age (Melbourne)

"Entertaining and informative ... weird and wonderful."  — The Bird Observer (National)

Editor's Pick — Bookseller and Publisher Magazine

Down Under Media Tour

Live interviews on: ABC Radio National Bookshow, Radio 2GB Sydney, ABC Radio Australia Wide, Radio 2UE Sydney, ABC Classic FM, ABC Radio 774 Melbourne, ABC Newcastle and Statewide NSW, ABC News Radio, ABC Queensland, ABC Radio 105.7 Darwin, ABC Regional Radio WA Statewide, ABC Radio Perth, ABC Radio 936 Hobart, ABC Western Victoria, Radio 702 Statewide NSW, ABC Radio 666 Canberra, Radio 3AW Melbourne, Radio 6PR AM 882.