From one of the greatest comedic writers of a generation comes a story of love, faith and taxidermy. `Three mighty obstacles threaten the burgeoning love of childhood sweethearts Timothy Pickering and Naomi Walls. They are Steven Venables, a dead curlew and God.' 1978: Two lovers perch precariously on the cusp of adulthood. Timothy's father decides it's time for him to take on the family taxidermy business; while Naomi dreams of a career on the stage. Across the decades their lives continue to interweave, and occasionally cross - bound by the pull of intoxicating first love. But will their destinies ultimately unite them? Nobbs moves his exceptional comic talent to a new-found depth. Memorable and moving, a tale of love won and love lost. You will never look at the art of taxidermy in the same way again.