go-away bird


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go-away bird

n
(Animals) South African a common name for a grey-plumaged lourie of the genus Corythaixoides. See also lourie
[C19: imitative of its call]
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We get your diary sorted for the week ahead - so you don't have to THE GO-AWAY BIRD At the New York Times Main Theatre in Edinburgh, Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, and illustrator Catherine Rayner perform their collaboration The Go-Away Bird, aimed at ages four to seven.
The combination of Julia Donaldson's alliteratively amusing and charismatic tale of the unique 'Go-Away bird' with Catherine Rayner's beautiful, colourful and wonderfully characterful illustrations is an absolute treat.
A white-bellied go-away bird flopped for a sip at our bedroom's small plunge pool.
Memories from the time spent in Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, are captured in many of her works; most intensely in the African cycle of short stories to which we may include the following titles: "The Seraph and the Zambesi" (1951)--this work launched Spark's career after she had won a short story competition in The Observer; "The Pawnbroker's Wife" (1953), which draws heavily on the period when Spark was waiting to return to England in 1944; "The Portobello Road" (1953), an extremely peculiar ghost story; "The Go-Away Bird" (1958), "Bang-bang You're Dead" (1958) and "The Curtain Blown by the Breeze" (1961), all of which discuss the position and role of women in the Empire.