This is advice that deals with situations and starts with ‘when’ this, that and the other. The most touching part is when the dentist discovers that it’s actually a self-help book he’s writing. Then he walks into the garden and hides under a huge brooch. Two pages later, he is back again, with some noise, and now writes the well-written chapter about starlings and what they’re up to. I loved the book from the first page and will definitely follow the sumptuous advice. I wonder if a smile will flicker across my face the next time I look up at the starry sky?