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A Truly Royal Endorsement

The paperback for The Beauty in the Beast is out – and I am thrilled. The cover design, by Art Director Liane Payne, is innovative and wonderful (she also did the hardback cover) – I heard that she was handed my manuscript to pass on to someone in her team but was so taken by [...]

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Hedgehogs and the Uists

Uist Hedgehogs – lessons learnt in wildlife management Ten years ago the media first picked up on this story – of how the hedgehogs that had been introduced to the Outer Hebridean island of South Uist in 1974 had spread northwards, across Benbecula and into North Uist. And how hedgehogs were the prime cause for [...]

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Just got a piece about the Uists onto the Guardian website about the Uists, hedgehog carers and the recession … oh – and a photograph of a hedgehog being looked after (because it is better than the one the Guardian used!) at Sue Kidger’s rescue centre in Twickenham.

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  • Hugh Warwick holding a toad

  • Hugh Warwick is an ecologist and writer with a particular fondness for hedgehogs. His first book, A Prickly Affair, remains the only book to have accolades from both Jeanette Winterson and Ann Widdecombe on the cover. The Beauty in the Beast is published in May 2012 and takes him on a journey in search of other animals. And in November 2012 he returns to hedgehogs with a book about the iconography of the animal.

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