The Wealden Literary Festival is a celebration of the outdoors, the natural world and the earth beneath our feet. A rootling of roots and a stomp across the landscapes we are part of.
Charles Foster wanted to know what it was like to be a beast: a badger, an otter, a deer, a fox, a swift. What it was really like. And through knowing what it was like he wanted to get down and grapple with the beast in us all.
An intimate look at the life of animals, neuroscience, psychology, nature writing, memoir and more, it is a journey of extraordinary thrills and surprises, containing wonderful moments of humour and joy, but also providing important lessons for all of us who share life on this precious planet.
Over the course of a year, Miriam Darlington travelled through some of Britain's most remote places in search of wild otters. Otter Country is a mesmerising account of the author's search through a variety of landscapes as she tracks one of Britain's most elusive animals.Read More