by Mandy Haggith - £8.99 Saraband (2013)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781908643292 | ISBN 10: 1908643293
The brutal shooting of a bear cub galvanises ecologist Callis MacArthur into becoming an activist. Dreaming of bears roaming free, she finds herself exploring Europe’s remotest forests and meeting colourful characters who are as passionate about nature as she is. But as she begins to embrace her wild side, she faces escalating challenges: she must risk her career and endure agonising personal losses to avoid being swept up in events and emotions beyond her control.
Combining lyrical prose, mythical themes, romance and a cracking plot, Bear Witness is a page-turner with a heart and mind.
Mandy Haggith won the Robin Jenkins Literary Prize for her first novel, The Last Bear.
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