you need a strong stomach to read through all the passages of wildlife killing. But it a huge insight into the work of Gould and all he did for Australian ornithology, and I so appreciate the wonderful bird guides available today thanks to Eliza and John Goulds' work. As a keen birdwatcher, I was in awe at the sheer variety of birds describes and collected. Many of these would be 'lifers' for me. Beautiful written and researched and conveys a real sense of time and place. Full admiration for Elizabeth what a awesome and talented women, artist, naturalist and mother.