How to Catch a Mole: Wisdom from a Life Lived in Nature by Marc Hamer - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781771644792
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Published: Greystone Books - October 1st, 2019

An entirely unique book, and one not to be missed. Hamer’s observational skills are second to none, and the quiet, gentle way this book reads is a sheer delight. His life, though at times challenging, has been spent mostly in solitary in the natural world, learning what it means to live a mole’s life. This may well be the most we have ever known about how this small, velvety, creature really lives, in it’s dark underground world. Hamer’s knowledge of the mole’s habits, were learned from many years being paid to catch them, when landowners found them to be undesirable, and he was incredibly successful in his trade, until one day, when he found he no longer wanted to kill these elusive, solitary creatures. Sprinkled throughout the book are the most beautiful illustrations by Joe McLaren, and poems by Hamer himself, making this a total gem of a book. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty