The wildlife crime mystery novel, Badger Boy, is a challenging tale full of magic and healing that only the natural world can bring. Rejected by his mother and threatened by the human world he has been cast into, Liam finds sanctuary in a clan of badgers.
He discovers his purpose for living by caring for wild animals, until a gang of hunters turn his new-found world that he has grown to love upside down…
The aim of the book, Badger Boy, is to celebrate the badger, question what happens to it at the hands of humans, and recruit help and understanding among younger people.
The author of Badger Boy, Geoff Francis, is a Saatchi-shortlisted artist, sculptor, award-winning photographer, published author of fiction and non-fiction with 12 books to his credit, a film-maker and poet.
A vegan for 47 years, all Geoff’s work and projects have had an ethical theme at their core. He has a long track record of championing the philosophy and lifestyle of Ghandi’s observation that ‘Enough is Plenty’, as well as following these principles in his own life.
Geoff set up and ran the first paper recycling for the nascent Friends of the Earth in 1971, and Animaline for Linda McCartney, Carla Lane and Rita Tushingham in the 1980s. Geoff also has a long-term involvement with Hillside Animal Sanctuary and is a trustee of Journey’s End Animal Sanctuary in Florida.
Most recently, Geoff’s vision has led to his co-founding the environmental charity No More Dodos, which uniquely uses sport and art to inspire individual action for change, and to support organisations working on behalf of endangered species and habitats. www.nomoredodos.org