Hannah Bourne Taylor on Fledgling
Saturday 18 June 12- 1 pm
Shute School Outdoor Stage EX13 7QR (Church if wet)
A tiny wild bird changed Hannah Bourne-Taylor’s life. Fledgling tells the story of how rescuing, hand raising and releasing wild birds while living a remote existence in rural Ghana redefined her identity and helped her overcome isolation and anxiety. Sharing part of her life with a finch who accepted Hannah as his surrogate mother, the vast differences between humans and wild creatures shrunk so there were none. Fledgling is a beguilingly honest and personal memoir about identity, belonging and coexistence but most of all it is a love story between Hannah and one very gregarious finch. Fledgling is her debut nature memoir, a story that went viral across the world, being covered in international newspapers, radio and television. Now living in Oxfordshire, Hannah is now a conservationist, focusing on how to support the wildlife on our doorsteps.