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Saturday 19th November, 2022
Kendal Town Hall - Chambers - Kendal Town Hall - Chambers
4:15pm
Run time: 1 hour
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A visit to the rapid where she lost a cherished friend unexpectedly reignited Amy-Jane Beer's love of rivers and she joins us to share  her on a journey of natural, cultural and emotional discovery.

Amy-Jane shares her love for rivers of different types and character. From West Country torrents to Levels and Fens, rocky Welsh canyons, the salmon highways of Scotland and the chalk rivers of the Yorkshire Wolds, Amy-Jane follows springs, streams and rivers to explore tributary themes of wildness and wonder, loss and healing, mythology and history, cyclicity and transformation. Threading together places and voices from across Britain, The Flow is a profound, immersive exploration of our personal and ecological place in nature.

About Amy-Jane Beer

Amy-Jane Beer is a biologist turned naturalist and writer based in North Yorkshire. She has worked for more than 20 years as a science writer and editor, contributing to more than 40 books on natural history. She is currently a Country Diarist for The Guardian, a columnist for British Wildlife and a feature writer for BBC Wildlife magazine, among others. She campaigns for equality of access to nature, contributing to the 2018 People Manifesto for Wildlife as Minister for Social Inclusion and Access to Nature and working with the land rights campaign RighttoRoam.org.uk. She sits on the steering group of the environmental arts charity New Networks for Nature, and is President of Friends of the Dales, an environment charity operating in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Amy-Jane will be in conversation with Sophie Pavelle.

Published by Bloomsbury. 

The perfect commingling of deep research with sparkling observation and quiet eddies of feeling, helmed by a lifelong kayaker, biologist and all-round adventurous soul... small wonder The Flow is such a knockout. I loved it. ― Melissa Harrison

From the incredibly moving opening scene, to a delightful conclusion, Amy-Jane Beer takes us on a journey on, in and through the waterways of Britain, in sparkling prose. A worthy successor to Roger Deakin's Waterlog. ― Stephen Moss

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