Five Leaves open book group discusses Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham
Date(s) - Monday, 29th October
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
This event is a book group discussion – Chris Packham will not be present! Five Leaves Book Group is open, you can attend one meeting or all, there is no commitment other than to have read the book in advance and be ready to discuss it.
We don’t mind where you obtain the book, but we do offer a 15% discount in the lead up to the event.
Every minute was magical, every single thing it did was fascinating and everything it didn’t do was equally wondrous, and to be sat there, with a Kestrel, a real live Kestrel, my own real live Kestrel on my wrist! I felt like I’d climbed through a hole in heaven’s fence.
An introverted, unusual young boy, isolated by his obsessions and a loner at school, Chris Packham only felt at ease in the fields and woods around his suburban home.
But when he stole a young Kestrel from its nest, he was about to embark on a friendship that would teach him what it meant to love, and that would change him forever.
In his emotionally exposing memoir, Chris brings to life his childhood in the 70s, from his bedroom bursting with fox skulls, birds’ eggs and sweaty jam jars, to his feral adventures. But pervading his story is the search for freedom, meaning and acceptance in a world that didn’t understand him.
Recent television programmes and a World Service radio programme included Chris Packham talking about his autism, a subject we return to at Five Leaves steadily in various formats.
Free, refreshments included. Please let us know you are coming on firstname.lastname@example.org