The Beauty in the Beast; Britain's Favourite Creatures and the People Who Love Them
This is a portrait of some of Britain's best loved wild animals and birds and the enthusiasts who champion their causes. Meet the water vole woman from Shropshire, the owl man from Somerset, Paul the beaver man of Perthshire and the mid Wales badger man.
These and many others are all engaging British characters who manage to carry a deep knowledge of their chosen species within a distinctly quirky shell. Other animals making an appearance include otters, bats, dolphins, dragonflies, foxes, adders and toad.
The author writes a series of affectionate and lively homages to the animals of the British Isles, composed of fieldwork and interviews with the people who love and conserve them.