Tag Archives | wolves
Quotes I liked ; Pinterest There was once a girl, an evacuee during the blitz, who read a lot. Myths, […]
Posted on 26 October 2011 | By Fence | 7 responses
Received free from NetGalley Written in 1972 this is the story of Miyax, whose English name is Julie, and her […]
Posted on 26 September 2011 | By Fence
I first heard of Shaun Ellis when I watched the Natural Geographic documentary on him and his theories about how playing recordings of wolf packs can stop wolf attacks on farm animals. It worked in Poland, but Ellis has no science-biology background so his theories aren’t really accepted. Wolves have always been among my favourite animals, so I guess I was always going to be interested, like the way I’ll always watch those animal rescue shows, even when I know they’re bound to be all overly dramatic and manipulative.
Posted on 30 August 2010 | By Fence
Fred Vargas Trans from the French: David Bellos
Yes again a cover influenced purchase, so I am glad to report that a good cover can lead to a good read too. I really enjoyed this book. The language, characters and descriptions are fantastic, so I suppose a lot of praise must also go to the translater as well.
The book opens with the character of Lawrence Donald Johnstone, a Canadian in France to film wolves. He’s been away from his true love, grizzly bears, for far too long, and is rooting in in Mercantour. Not only for the skinny European wolves, although he has come to love them, but also because there’s a woman, Camille, in his life.
But when dead sheep, always ewes are found the locals begin to look at the “foreign Italian wolves” with suspicion and hate. They organise local hunts. Coming to believe that it is all the work of one, huge, extraordinary animal.
Posted on 22 April 2006 | By Fence | 2 responses
I just bought this on dvd after seeing many good reviews of it since its release. Plus, you know werewolf […]
Posted on 16 March 2005 | By Fence
ISBN: 0006483879 Found this to be a very disappointing read. I read the previous two in this series: The Silver […]