Miriam Darlington – “Otter Country: In Search of the Wild Otter”

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Not a DMG event, but may be of interest to members:

An event to celebrate the publication by Granta of current Exeter University PhD student Miriam Darlington’s new book.

11 December 2012, 18:00 to 20:00

Queen’s Senior Common Room,
Queen’s Building,
Queen’s Drive,
EX4 4QH

The Department of English and the Centre for South West Writing are very pleased to celebrate the publication by Granta of current PhD student Miriam Darlington’s book, ‘Otter Country’. Darlington is described as a prominent voice in the new generation of British nature writers.

‘Otter Country’ follows Darlington’s search through different landscapes, seasons, weather and light, as she tracks one of Britain’s most elusive animals. During her journey, she meets otter experts, the Environment Agency, conservationists, ecologists, walkers, Henry Williamson’s family, Gavin Maxwell’s heir; zoo keepers, fishermen, scientists, hunters and poets. Above all she learns how to track and be around otters, and that the stillness required to actually see this shy animal can bring many unasked-for wonders.

Miriam Darlington will give readings from her book and copies are available from Blackwells. Wine will be served during the evening.

Admission free