From the Publisher
Of course they do! Some, as Mark Twain said, can talk a blue streak, while others have a very limited vocabulary – not all that unlike humans, after all!
Billy is a little sparrow who lives in sunny South Africa. In his own peculiar way he tells us a bit about himself, his great love, Sally, their children, their friends and foes. And there is Madame Helena De Troy, an old owl lady who lives in the church tower behind the tree where their nest is. Together they contemplate the meaning of life and death and when Billy finally gets the answer, it is something which also has meaning for us.