This early work by William Henry Hudson was originally published in 1898 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory essay. 'Birds in London' gives a compelling account of bird life in London, beautifully illustrated by Bryan Hook and A. D. McCormick. William Henry Hudson was born in 1841 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an author, naturalist, and ornithologist. He spent his youth studying native plants and animals, resulting in the publication of 'Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society'. In the early 1870s, Hudson settled in England and achieved fame with his books on the English countryside, including 'Hampshire Day' (1903), 'Afoot in England' (1909) and 'A Shepherd's Life' (1910), which were considered to have influenced the back-to-nature movement of the 1920s and 1930s.