A conversation with authors Sophie Pavelle & Claire Ratinon


Thu Jul 21 2022 at 06:30 pm to 10:00 pm


The Lost Kitchen | Tiverton, EN

Sophie Pavelle is a writer and science communicator. Sharing stories about British nature to wide audiences, she puts a contemporary twist on the natural history genre. Sophie works for Beaver Trust, and she presented their award-winning documentary Beavers Without Borders. She is also an Ambassador for The Wildlife Trusts and sits on the RSPB England Advisory Committee. Her writing has appeared in The Metro, BBC Countryfile, BBC Wildlife and Coast magazines.
7 pm, Thursday 21st July 2022.
Join Sophie Pavelle on a low-carbon journey around Britain in search of ten animals and habitats threatened by climate change in the 21st century
Forget-me-not – a beautiful flower and a plea from our islands' wildlife. When climate change has driven dozens of our most charismatic species to extinction, will they be forgotten?
Like many of her generation, Sophie Pavelle is determined to demand action on climate change. In her hilarious and thought-provoking first book, she describes the trips she took to see ten rare native species: species that could disappear by 2050 and be forgotten by the end of the century if their habitats continue to decline.
Sophie challenged herself to find them the low-carbon way, travelling the length of Britain on foot, by bicycle, in an electric car, by kayak, on ferries and in a lot of trains. From Bodmin Moor to the Orkney Islands, Sophie encountered species on the frontline of climate change in Britain. Which are going to be seriously affected, and why? Could some bounce back from the brink? Or are we too late to save them?
Forget Me Not is a clarion call: we all need to play a part in tackling this most existential of threats. Everyone can see wildlife in the British Isles without contributing to its destruction. With joyful irreverence, Sophie shows us we can dare to hope. Journey with her, and she may even inspire you to take action for nature and head out on your own low-carbon adventure.
Claire Ratinon’s second book, Unearthed: On Race and Roots, and How the Soil Taught Me I Belong will be released with Chatto & Windus (an imprint of Vintage Books) in June 2022.
This book is a work of nature writing, storytelling and memoir, and it charts our first year of making a life in the countryside while reflecting on my journey into food growing, the stories of my family and the history of Mauritius. It explores how, in coming back to the earth, I have found a sense of homecoming, defiant ancestry and deep purpose in the company of the roots, leaves and fruit that I grow.
You can carry on the evening , and join Sophie, Claire and fellow attendees, for a two-course informal supper at The Lost Kitchen.
The talk and welcome drinks cost £12 including a £5 discount off book purchased on the night, in partnership with Liznojan Books
Supper is an additional £12

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The Lost Kitchen, Chettiscombe,Tiverton, United Kingdom

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