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Daphne du Maurierís The Birds predicted environment crisis 70 years ago

An image of the most recent front cover of The Birds by Daphne du Maurier

The Conversation published an article in its daily newsletter this morning, which has been picked up by media far and wide.  It discusses Daphne du Maurierís novella, The Birds, first published in the collections called The Apple Tree: A Short Novel and Several Long Stories in the UK in 1952 and Kiss Me Again Stranger in the US in 1953.  The premise of the article is that Daphne du Maurier predicted the environmental crisis in her story, The Birds, seventy years ago.  It is a fascinating article and well worth a read, so please click here to learn more. 

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