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Consider the Pangolin, and Other Animals

Katherine Rundell has been writing about endangered animals in the LRB since 2018. Her new book, The Golden Mole, gathers those essays and new pieces into a bestiary of unusual and underappreciated creatures.


Katherine was joined by LRB editor Alice Spawls in a discussion touching on Elizabethan celebrity bears, Amelia Earhart’s bones, and the greatest lie we’ve ever told: that the world is ours for the taking.


You can read Katherine’s work in the LRB archives: lrb.me/rundell

And you can find a copy of The Golden Mole at the LRB Bookshop: lrb.me/goldenmole

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