Book Launch: The Horizontal Oak
Please join us to celebrate the launch of The Horizontal Oak by Polly Pullar at The Aberfeldy Watermill on Friday 15th of July. Polly will be interviewed by Breege Smyth from 6.30pm onwards. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.
About The Horizontal Oak
‘Peppered with humour, empathy and kindness’ – Sunday Post
Ever since her pet sheep Lulu accompanied her to school at the age of seven, animals and nature have been at the heart of Polly Pullar’s world. Growing up in a remote corner of the Scottish West Highlands, she roamed freely through the spectacular countryside and met her first otters, seals, eagles and wildcats.
But an otherwise idyllic childhood was marred by family secrets which ultimately turned to tragedy. Following the suicide of her alcoholic father and the deterioration of her relationship with her mother, as well as the break-up of her own marriage, Polly rebuilt her life, earning a reputation as a wildlife expert and rehabilitator, journalist and photographer.
This is her extraordinary, inspirational story. Written with compassion, humour and optimism, Polly reflects on how her love of the natural world has helped her find the strength to forgive and understand her parents, and to find an equilibrium.