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The natural world is an amazing, compelling and funny place: a place where fact is always more staggering - and often funnier - than fiction. Based on BBC Radio 4's hit science and comedy series Nature Table, and with an introduction from the show's presenter, Sue Perkins, A Housefly Buzzes in the Key of F is a celebration of the astonishing everyday occurrences that happen right under our noses.
Split into sections exploring everything from nature's High Achievers, Chatterbox Plants and Wonder Women to Master Builders, True Romance and Power Plants, Simon Nicholls delves into the hidden, hilarious and downright weird world of our planet's extraordinary flora and fauna.
If you want to learn how maggots have been used to successfully prosecute murders, why raw broccoli's bitter taste is their attempt to poison us or the secrets of the elaborate, synchronised mating dance of the albatross, then focus your binoculars and get spotting this collection of fascinating facts, big jokes, fun games and entertaining anecdotes.