The Year of the Badger

By Molly Burkett & Seth Burkett

What happens when an orphaned wild badger becomes part of the family? A collection of tales about running a wildlife rehabilitation centre.

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Molly and Seth will write a wildlife based short story for you using your own characters! Includes a first edition hardback, ebook and your name in the back of the book.
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Wildlife Rehabilitation Walk and Talk

Molly, Seth, Sophie or St.John will give you a tour of the area where the animal rehabilitation centre that inspired The Year of the Badger is based. Includes commentary on the current wildlife, how the areas has changed and a post-tour dinner in Molly's kitchen. A signed first edition of the book, plus your name in the back of the book come in addition.

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The Year of the Badger was first published in 1972 to rave reviews and critical acclaim. Such was its impact that it was even made into an animated film in Japan.


And it’s a true story. Nikki the badger, the book’s main character, really did exist. So did the wildlife rehabilitation centre that my grandmother, Molly Burkett, ran with my grandfather, John. Together with their children St. John and Sophie, they made it their mission in life to take in sick animals and birds from the wild and nurse them back to health, with the eventual aim of releasing them back into nature.


Over the years, all sorts came through the door. There were snakes, foxes, hobbies, buzzards and stoat. Yet when Nikki turned up in a sack, my grandparents knew they had a fight on their hands. The Year of the Badger details a magical year in the Burkett household where Nikki grew from a weak badger to a boisterous, affectionate animal. Developing a love of shoelaces and an ability to open fridge doors, she made sure she fitted right in to what some would consider a chaotic family life.


Today, at the age of 86, Molly still cares for birds and animals. Having started her wildlife rehabilitation centre in 1953, she’s got a story or two to tell. That’s why we’ve collaborated with Unbound to combine three of her bestselling wildlife stories – The Year of the Badger, An Owl from Pompeii and A Home for Animals – and update them for a modern day audience. With your support, we’ll be able to bring these wonderful books back into print and inspire a whole new generation of wildlife lovers.

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