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Introducing our March & April 2018 Doncaster Read
Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham
Voted the UK’s favourite nature book, Fingers in the Sparkle Jar is the Doncaster Read for March & April from Doncaster Libraries in association with Doncaster Waterstones. It was one of ten shortlisted books in a nationwide online poll organised by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Landlines Project.
The winners were announced on BBC’s Winterwatch on 31st January this year, a programme which Chris himself presents. In third place came Rob Cowen’s Common Ground, second was Henry Williamson’s classic, Tarka the Otter, with Chris’ unusual and very personal memoir voted the nation’s favourite piece of nature writing.
In an interview for the AHRC afterwards, Chris said that “the initial interest and discussion which the book promoted was about his Aspergers… so to finally see the nature writing recognised, it’s heartening.”
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