Ben Fogle to visit Letchworth

AN ADVENTURER and TV presenter is coming to Letchworth GC to talk about his new book.

Ben Fogle will be speaking about The Accidental Naturalist at St Francis College on Friday, September 7.

The book tells the story of the Countryfile star’s hair-raising encounters with animals on the plains of Africa to the sea ice of Antarctica.

Be it playing with penguins, being chased by bull elephant seals and tapirs, helping operate on a cheetah or diving with great white sharks, Ben has plenty of stories to tell.

His love for animals started young, being surrounded by family dogs, a cat, goldfish and three parrots, as well plenty of weird and wonderful creatures which came through the doors of his father’s veterinary practice.

Then came Inca, Ben’s black Labrador, who changed his life. Since first melting the nation’s heart on Castaway, the duo have been inseparable. With Inca’s help, Ben was soon charming worms and tickling trout on Countryfile, minding the big cats on Animal Park and fronting the BBC’s coverage of Crufts.

His adventures since then have taken him to the South Pole and across the Atlantic in a rowing boat, all which feature in the book which shows how animals have changed his life.

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The evening, hosted by David’s Bookshop, starts at 7pm at the college in Broadway.

Tickets cost �4 for adults �2 for 18 and under with special offers on the book available on the night.

For more information or to book tickets, please call the bookshop on 01462 684631.