We Launch a Book!

by AnneWareham on April 26, 2015

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Well, you get asked to write a book, you write it, it gets published and the next thing is – you have a book launch, right? So we did. We launched ‘Outwitting Squirrels’  on the river Wye at Symmonds Yat.

We had to begin by making a boat to launch it in – this was Charles’ job, complicated by a need for ecological soundness plus floatability. And the need for a squirrel to accompany the boat. [..read more..]

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