Simon Cooper The Otters' Tale

When leading river conservationist Simon Cooper bought an abandoned water mill straddling a small chalkstream in southern England, little did he know that he would come to share the mill with a family of wild otters... Yet move in they did and, immersing himself in their daily routines and movements, he was able to observe them at close quarters and develop an extraordinarily close relationship with the family.

Cooper interweaves the personal story of the female otter, Kuschta, with the natural history of the otter in the British Isles. Following in the footsteps of Henry Williamson’s 1920s classic Tarka the Otter, he brings these fascinating creatures to life in all their wondrous complexity as readers are taken on a journey through the calendar year and learn the most intimate details of this most beautiful of British mammals. 

 

Listing Details

 Saturday 21st October at 10.00am.

Venue

Dukes' Galleries

Ticket Prices

Adults: £10.00

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