Sir John Lister-Kaye with The Dun Cow Rib in St Andrews

Tuesday 26th September

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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One of Britain’s best-known naturalists, Sir John Lister-Kaye writes with an at once observant and poetic eye on the world around us. His new memoir, The Dun Cow Rib, details his ongoing endeavour to protect both the British landscape and the wildlife that inhabits it.

Beginning in hedgerows on boyhood holidays, and providing insights on Lister-Kaye’s extensive career — from his work with Gavin Maxwell to his foundation of the esteemed Aigas Field Centre near Inverness — The Dun Cow Rib is a work of passion and loss that offers up a tender and experienced wisdom. This memoir recounts a life lived with all the tribulations and richness of nature, providing a stunning weave of elegy, observation, and understanding.

We are absolutely delighted to welcome such an enthusiastic and engaging speaker back to the bookshop. This is certain to be a most fascinating evening for which we most certainly hope you will join us.