Richard Girling is an award-winning writer and the author of eight critically-acclaimed books, including The Man Who Ate the Zoo. He has been centrally involved in environmental writing and journalism since the mid 1970s, pioneering writing about climate change, species loss and humankind’s tortuous relationships with insects, fish, birds and animals.

Just published:

THE LONGEST STORY:
HOW HUMANS HAVE LOVED, HATED AND MISUNDERSTOOD OTHER SPECIES

From the earliest humans to the present and beyond, the fraught, complex and contradictory story of our relationships with the living world.
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The Longest Story is a compelling and thought-inspiring search inside our moral selves Through masterful introspection, Girling delves into our relationships, fascinations and follies with animals. He tracks the origins of attitudes, unpacks contradictions and asks whether our interactions with other species hold the key to our own survival. In an age of extinction, this is essential reading.’

PHILIP LYMBERY, CEO of Compasssion in World Farming and author of Farmageddon: the True Cost of Cheap Meat

‘An extraordinary book, brimming with wisdom and insight. Richard Girling holds up a horrifying mirror for us: how can the cleverest creature on earth be so unutterably stupid?’

NICHOLAS EVANS, author of The Horse Whisperer

‘A brilliant book. Absorbing and – yes – shaming.’

STANLEY JOHNSON, author of Where the Wild Things Are, and winner of the RSPCA Richard Martin Award

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