Louise J Hastings Publishes Children's Novel 'Beatha - A Badger's Story'
'A Story of Our Times'- After the success of her first poetry collection, Phases of the Moon, Louise announces
the timely release of a new children's book, aimed at raising awareness about the current plight of Britain's
Online PR News – 12-June-2013 – These are dark and desperate times for Britain’s badgers, accused by the
farming community of spreading tuberculosis in cattle. The government have rejected the science and public
opposition, and are planning a cull of badgers this summer. More than ever they need our help. A percentage
of the sales from this book will go towards raising funds for the Badger Trust who work tirelessly to defend
and protect these beautiful, innocent creatures.
In Bilbrook Wood, the badger Beatha senses danger from nearby Burridge Farm, where dairy farmer Jake
Barker is plotting to destroy her family and all she holds dear. Does she stay and risk it all? Or leave her
ancestral home as winter fast approaches? This is Beatha’s story, where the peaceful natural world meets
the world of power and greed, and where lives hang in the balance.
Beatha, A Badger's Story, is a 166 page children's fiction book, for ages 9 - 12. Available in paperback with a
retail price of £4.99 and as an e-book with a retail price of £3.08. The ISBN is 978-1489528933 and is now
available through Amazon UK and all major retailers, including locally in Taunton at Brendon Books.