“We have a tapestry of landscapes and natural history of which we should be unbelievably proud…”
As part of #GreenBookFairies, The Book Fairies have been busy sharing copies of Forget Me Not by Sophie Pavelle! We’ve been taking trains around the UK to celebrate low-carbon and zero-waste travel and finding great places in nature along the way…
About the book:
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.
Didn’t spot one today?
Get your hands on a copy RIGHT NOW in all good bookshops! If you’d rather order online, did you know you can still support independent bookshops? If you order Forget Me Not from Bookshop.org you’re supporting bookshops all around the UK.
Would you like to be a book fairy?
Anyone can join in! All you need is a pile of books you’re happy to share, a pack of book fairy stickers and the desire to get out and about in your neighbourhood to find great places to hide them! A little ribbon always helps, too 🙂