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The random thoughts of a Christian parrot – Coco the parrot

Fat Parrot Press

ISBN 978 1 5272 9810 1

168 pages

Price £12

This is the first time I have reviewed a book written by a parrot.

When I first picked it up, I had thoughts of Monty Python’s Dead Parrot Sketch. Coco is clearly not dead, nor has he been resting during the pandemic, as this sumptuous collection makes plain.

This selection of topical, witty reflections, all tied to biblical texts indicate that the author is far from feather-brained either.

I perched myself in my chair for a couple of hours to read through these lockdown jottings and can say that it would make a novel Christmas stocking filler. It will clearly be a conversation starter if placed on the coffee table beside a generous bowl of nuts and seeds.

I felt positively chirpy after reading this. This book combines quirky humour with poignant insights and timely reflections. It is all in a good cause, so dig up your credit cards, cheques and pieces of eight to get a copy.

Coco: “Who’s a pretty boy then?”

Price £12 from Amazon or direct from Coco the Parrot, Parkstone, George Nympton Village, Ex36 4JE with a cheque made out to the Oakmoor Group of Churches.

John Woods is a writer and Bible teacher based in West Sussex. He is Director of Training at the School of Preachers in Riga, Latvia.

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