The Hedgehog Handbook

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The Hedgehog Handbook Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Head of Zeus
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Pages: 144 Illustrations and other contents: 50 integrated b&w Language: English ISBN: 9781800249967 Categories: , , , , Tags: ,

Hedgehogs, with their quiet determination and bristling, bumbling ways, are seen by many of one of life’s most enduring symbols of the countryside and town gardens. This shy, snuffling, enigmatic animal has captured the imagination of children and adults for centuries – from Beatrix Potter’s Mrs Tiggywinkle to Sonic the Hedgehog.

Full to the brim with fascinating insights and countryside lore, The Hedgehog Handbook explores different facets of this much-admired mammal – from its wildlife habits to its literary heritage, how different cultures have viewed the hedgehog and what we can do to help preserve this icon of rural life. Fun, sweet and warm hearted, The Hedgehog Handbook is a month-by-month celebration of one of the countryside’s best-loved creatures. Packed with inspirational quotes, entertaining facts, folklore and literary references, it’s the perfect gift for anyone with a penchant for prickles.

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Wonderful... A responsible perspective on animal conservation is underwritten by presentation of the shocking facts' * Yorkshire Times * 'Just about every hedgehog fact you could wish to know' * Northern Echo * 'Not just a celebration of these enigmatic creatures, but also a timely alarm bell about their shrinking numbers' * The Lady * 'One of our favourite books of the year' * Yorkshire Post *

Author Biography

Sally Coulthard is a bestselling author of books about natural history and rural life including The Barn, A Short History of the World According to Sheep, The Book of the Earthworm, The Hedgehog Handbook and over twenty more titles. She lives on a Yorkshire smallholding which she shares with her husband, three girls and an assortment of unruly animals.