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A Life with Lizards,
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This review is from: Cold Blood: Adventures with Reptiles and Amphibians (Kindle Edition)
This book will take you into the mini-jungles of back gardens, urban edgelands, and nature reserves and give you a really close-up view (maybe too close-up for the squeamish reader) of the world of newts, frogs, toads, lizards and snakes to be found in the UK. It's also a memoir of a boyhood in the 1960's when children were much less closely supervised and a group of boys cycled for miles out of London to catch these creatures and keep them in tin bathtub zoos in their gardens. Alongside this, you follow the story of the writer's friendships and his complex often difficult relationship with his father. It's a brilliant mix of nature-writing, autobiography and reflection.