The Golden Mole : and Other Living Treasure: 'A rare and magical book.' Bill Bryson-9780571362493

The Golden Mole : and Other Living Treasure: 'A rare and magical book.' Bill Bryson

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Author: Rundell, Katherine, Baldwin, Talya

Animals & society

Published on 20 October 2022 by FABER & FABER in the United Kingdom.

Hardback | 208 pages
165 x 211 x 23 | 560g

'Exquisite and timely.' Maggie O'Farrell'A rare and magical book. I didn't want it to end.' Bill Bryson'A witty, intoxicating paean to Earth's wondrous creatures.' Observer'A total miracle.' Max Porter** SHORTLISTED FOR WATERSTONES AND FOYLES BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS **** Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing **The world is more astonishing, more miraculous and more wonderful than our wildest imaginings. In this passionately persuasive and sharply funny book, Katherine Rundell tells us how and why.

A lavishly illustrated collection of the lives of some of the Earth's most astounding animals, The Golden Mole is a chance to be awestruck and lovestruck - to reckon with the beauty of the world, its fragility, and its strangeness.

A swift flies two million kilometres in its lifetime. That's far enough to get to the moon and back twice over - and then once more to the moon. A pangolin keeps its tongue furled in a pouch by its hip. A Greenland shark can live five hundred years. A wombat once inspired a love poem.

'Rundell's pen is gold-tipped.' Sunday Times'I love everything about this book: it is a rare little treasure.' Joanna Lumley'Beautifully written.' Monty Don