Ghosts in the Hedgerow: A Hedgehog Whodunnit (Paperback)
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Ghosts in the Hedgerow: A Hedgehog Whodunnit (Paperback)

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Published: 21/03/2024
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Both a hugely important and highly entertaining slice of nature writing, Ghosts in the Hedgerow adopts the framework of a whodunit in order to interrogate the worrying scale of hedgehog deaths in the UK.

A body lies motionless on the ground. Small, with a snouty head and covered with spines, it is unquestionably dead before its time. And all of those gathered around the corpse are suspect. So which one of them is responsible for this crime - and for the disappearance of many many thousands of hedgehogs in recent decades?

Is it the car driver, the badger, the farmer, the gardener ..? Who could possibly have it in for a hedgehog? In poll after poll they come out top as our favourite mammal. And yet their numbers are estimated to have halved in less than twenty years. Magnifying glass in hand, Tom Moorhouse investigates the evidence. On a vital mission to bring those responsible to justice, prevent further murder and save a species, he uncovers a story full of twists, turns and uncomfortable truths about the trade-offs that exist between humans and wildlife. But he can also see a solution.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781804991954
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 189 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 17 mm


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For those with an interest in endangered species, Tom Moorhouse's Ghosts in the Hedgerow: A Hedgehog Whoddunit is a caring, amiable guide to who (and what) is responsible for the worrying decline ofI this cute mammal. - Martin Chilton, Independent

Tom Moorhouse is brilliant at weaving complex ecological ideas into an easily accessible and very entertaining form - Ghosts in the Hedgerow is a delight. - Hugh Warwick, ecologist and author of A Prickly Affair

Hedgehogs have been with us for millions of years, but they seem to be getting less abundant. How do we know, and why is it happening? These are important questions, easy to ask but very difficult to answer. That's partly because the issues are complex, research scanty and hedgehogs are surprisingly difficult to study properly. Tom has written a thorough, but very readable assessment of the challenges posed by the 20th century and what we can do to help the hapless 'Hedgie'. - Pat Morris, author, and president of the British Hedgehogs Preservation Society

A wonderfully entertaining and intriguing book. The hedgehog has found its champion. - Tristan Gooley, author of The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs and How to Read Water

Jaunty, scholarly, hugely entertaining, wise, deadly serious and downright fun ... A triumph. - Charles Foster, author of Cry of the Wild, Being a Human and A Little Brown Sea

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“Fascinating, at times funny and very informative.”

Absolutely brilliant. In part written like a classic Agatha Christie and in part a deep dive into why our little garden friends are dwindling in such great numbers.
It’s a real eye opener. It will get you thinking... More

Hardback edition
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“Brilliant!”

I would strongly recommend this book to all lovers of wildlife but especially hedgehogs, it will make you laugh then almost reduce you to tears in the same paragraph. The 'who dunnit' parts are cleverly... More

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“Calling all nature-loving, Agatha Christie fans”

Have you ever wondered who, or what, is responsible for the decline of Hedgehogs? Or how you can play your part in helping our prickly little friends? Or how Britain’s favourite mammal could even be in decline in the... More

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