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How to Catch a Mole by Marc Hamer

How to Catch a Mole

And Find Yourself in Nature

Marc Hamer

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Imprint: Harvill Secker
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication date: 4 Apr 2019
ISBN: 9781787301245

A life-affirming book about the British countryside, the cycle of nature, solitude and contentment, through the prism of a brilliant new nature writer's experience working as a traditional mole-catcher, and why he gave it up.

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4 stars out of 5
Caroline Sanderson
11 Jan 2019

"(an) enchanting and meditative debut"

Over many years working as a traditional mole-catcher, Hamer has learned a great deal about those mysterious velvet creatures who live in the dark beneath us. In this enchanting and meditative debut, his account of mole lifecycles provides a striking prism through which to reflect on birth, death and human attempts to control nature. In the process, he explores what moles, and a life spent close to nature (as a young man he was homeless and slept in hedgerows), can teach us about our own humanity and search for contentment. Delightfully illustrated by Joe McLaren.