By Hugh Warwick

ISBN-10: 0141900245

ISBN-13: 9780141900247

Become aware of the various wonders of the hedgehog: a humorous, fascinating creature of the geographical region. sporting its secrets and techniques underneath patterned spinesand roaming our fields, parks and gardens, why is it that the hedgehog fascinates such a lot of people? In A Prickly Affair, Hugh Warwick - existence member of the British Hedgehog upkeep Society - explores the quirky humour, false impression and affection that characterises our emotions for this marvellous beast, going all out to provide an explanation for the allure of the hedgehog. even though hedgehog psychics and the foreign Hedgehog Olympics can be an excessive amount of even for him...

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And not just that this excellent tragic day (Black Sunday? ) was the victim’s birthday or golden wedding anniversary or that he’d just won the lottery. ) I wanted more than to break news. I wanted to be the news. My fantasy front-page lead—shark attack or boating disaster or freak rip tide—was a watery adventure story where I became the hero and got the scoop as well. Naturally it would take unusual circumstances for me to step outside the traditional role of neutral observer and modestly but heroically intrude.

But not the way they were thinking. When he came back to New Brunswick from the Second War, he was as wild as a buck and as rough as a night in jail. Peace and love he had in abundance but not the kind to suffer fools. He’d walk across the river in late March, with the ice breaking around his boots, to get to a dance. That was faith. qxPETER 2/9/02 3:19 PM Page 36 36mnwhen the wild comes leaping up hate indiscriminately. He got into a fight with the doctor and was in jail when his wife died alone.

His fiction has been adapted for film, television, radio, and theatre. He lives with his family on the central coast of New South Wales. qxPETER 2/9/02 3:19 PM Page 47 every writer knows that although coincidence may be Fiction’s dire enemy, it is Real Life’s ardent lover. If I didn’t know this the summer I turned nineteen, I certainly understood that news editors adored the poignant coincidence. One Sunday morning that summer I was following sharks up the West Coast Highway, well outside my territory, with the two-way radio crackling in the office Ford Anglia and the sun glinting off the white dunes and sandy verges, off the roadside bottles and approaching car windscreens and the glassy Indian Ocean itself.

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