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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

Join American author, Elisabeth Tova Bailey (The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating), in conversation with author and journalist Claire Halliday.

Join Bailey as she talks about her natural history memoir which recounts her observations of the life of a wild forest snail, Neohelix albolabris. The snail lived 24/7 on her nightstand while she was convalescing from a serious illness. She observed its molluscan anatomy, hydraulic locomotion, courtship, and clear decision-making abilities. Stuck in bed and isolated from normal human life, the snail’s world became Bailey’s world too, in this true story of survival and resilience.

Saturday 19 December, 10.30am-11.30am


Participants will be emailed the link to the session on the day of the event.

Suitable for adults and teens aged 15 and over. This is a free event and bookings are essential.

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