What an exciting day I had yesterday! The National Library of Australia flew me up to Canberra to do my very first television interview to promote my new book, "John Gould's Extinct and Endangered Birds of Australia."
|Me being interviewed for television!|
The National Library had taken all Gould's volumes of "The Birds of Australia" out of archives for the occasion. You can see some of them on the table behind me. We weren't allowed to touch them, but we could admire them, and they were beautiful!
Perhaps it's not as much fun as seeing a Franklin's Gull (let's be honest, it's nowhere near as much fun) but it was diverting, and quite a new experience for me. The interviewer and I chatted for a while and I am hopeful that they can edit it down to something interesting for the viewers, who will all then rush out to buy the book.
|Me at the National Library with a Gould print|