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Frieda Hughes at Aardvark Books: In Conversation

Aardvark Books is delighted to present a special opportunity to hear author, poet and artist Frieda Hughes in conversation with Anna Dreda, discussing her new book: "George: A Magpie Memoir", on Wednesday 21st June at 6pm. Refreshments will be available from Aardvark Cafe. Free event: book in advance to secure your seat!

Aardvark Books is delighted to present a special opportunity to hear author, poet and artist Frieda Hughes in conversation with Anna Dreda formerly of Wenlock Books, on Wednesday 21st June at 6pm.

Frieda will be discussing her new book: "George: A Magpie Memoir", and will sign books afterwards. Refreshments will be available from Aardvark Cafe.

Free event, but booking in advance essential!

Call 01547 530744 to secure your place, or email us with your name, and number of places required.

 George: A Magpie Memoir

"Then, just in time, before I swung the spade again, I saw, right by the blade and camouflaged by the leaves on the ground, a magpie chick. It squatted belligerently, peering up at me with miniature magpie fury. George."

When Frieda Hughes moved to the depths of the Welsh countryside, she was expecting to take on a few projects: planting a garden, painting and writing her poetry column for the Times. But instead, she found herself rescuing a baby magpie, the sole survivor of a nest destroyed in a storm - and embarking on an obsession that would change the course of her life.

As the magpie, George, grows from a shrieking scrap of feathers and bones into an intelligent, unruly companion, Frieda finds herself captivated - and apprehensive of what will happen when the time comes to finally set him free.

Published by Profile Books, 27 April 2023

Event starts at 6:00pm.