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Laura Parker introduces Nicola Chester, one of the nature writers we are delighted to bring to the 2023 festival.
“I wrote with a mustelid hunger”
Nicola Chester is a passionate nature writer with deep rural roots. Her book On Gallows Down, Place, Protest and Belonging, stands out among nature memoirs. As well as being a keen, knowledgeable observer of plants, birds and wild animals, she writes about her working-class rural roots as well as her involvement with some of the biggest protest movements of our times, including Greenham Common and Twyford Down. Hers is a bright, authentic and undeterred voice.