A Prickly Affair : The Charm of the Hedgehog, Paperback

A Prickly Affair : The Charm of the Hedgehog Paperback

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Discover the many wonders of the hedgehog: a funny, charming creature of the countryside.

Carrying its secrets beneath patterned spinesand roaming our fields, parks and gardens, why is it that the hedgehog fascinates so many of us?

In "A Prickly Affair", Hugh Warwick - life member of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society - explores the quirky humour, misunderstanding and affection that characterises our feelings for this marvellous beast, going all out to explain the charm of the hedgehog.

Although hedgehog psychics and the International Hedgehog Olympics may be too much even for him...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages, Integrated
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780141034294



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An engaging and informative book about hedgehogs. Hugh Warwick has studied hedgehogs for many years. So we learn about the little creature that inhabits our yards and fields but more than that he tells a great many endearing hedgehog stories. Hugh did not fall in love with the hedgehog immediately and his reason in the beginning for studying hedgehogs was pragmatic. Much work in the field, meeting hedgehog-obsessed people and realising the need to preserve the hedgehog and it's habitat did lead to a love of the animal for him. As a reader you can't help finding yourself if not in love, at least gaining a great deal of affection for them.