Book Corner #2 – A Scottish Wildlife Odyssey and book event

DAA committee member Keith Broomfield is set to have his latest work published by Tippermuir Books in February, A Scottish Wildlife Odyssey – In search of Scotland’s Wild Secrets.

The book is due to be published at the beginning of February and can be ordered in advance from Tippermuir Books

Anyone who has followed Keith’s recent explorations over the last year on Facebook or in his columns in the Press & Journal, The Courier and Alloa Advertiser will have a flavour of the odyssey to be described. The publisher describes it as:

A Scottish Wildlife Odyssey  is a five-month voyage of nature discovery (from southernmost Scotland to Shetland) that includes familiar and lesser-known wildlife locations. It is a personal journey written in engaging style by well-known nature writer Keith Broomfield as he seeks out some of Scotland’s more unusual creatures, including those under the sea.  Wild goats, crooning eiders, white-blushed blackthorns, pregnant seals, screeching terns, flying sea trolls, bottlenose dolphins, mysterious cuckoos, speedy slow worms, bonxies, sea eagles, jellyfish swarms and water voles living in high-rise burrows – they are all part of a large supporting cast in this standalone sequel to If Rivers Could Sing: A Scottish River Wildlife Journey.

During a difficult year, A Scottish Wildlife Odyssey steps out as a beautiful, lyrical new nature book that will allow readers to experience the beauty of Scotland without ever leaving their homes

The Publishing Post, Anticipated Reads of 2022

Keith last book, his super If Rivers Could Sing: A Scottish River Wildlife Journey chronicling a wildlife year on our very own River Devon in central Scotland was shortlisted for the Saltire Society, Scotland’s National Book Awards 2021. Its a book I read cover to cover in a day, and have since dropped in again and again to enjoy …….. highly recommended

Keith is hosting An evening with Keith Broomfield and his book – If Rivers Could Sing with the Dollar Community Development Trust at The Hive, Dollar on Saturday 29th January [19:00 to 21:00]. He will talk about his book and share stories with you about the Devon. It is free but a ticket only event [BYOB acceptable but bring your own glasses]. In addition Beatrix Rochelle, a young nature explorer, will be playing music reflecting her love of the River Devon.

Tickets from Eventbrite and Dollar Library

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