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Badgers inspire new book


Maggie and Margaret
Maggie and Margaret

Bromsgrove author Margaret Gardner has written a children’s book inspired by the badgers living at the bottom of her garden.

The Badgers of Briarwood is the tale of Margaret Mary and her faithful friends, teddy bear One-eyed Eddy and Dog, the dog, who go on an adventure to find the fearsome badgers of local legend, and learn the value of friendship and trust along the way.

“The story only existed in random scribblings until I persuaded my long-term friend, the artist Maggie Davies, to come on board as collaborator and illustrator,” says Margaret.

Maggie, originally from Worcestershire and now living and working in Devon, is best known for her vibrant abstract cityscapes but relished the opportunity to use a traditional storybook style for Badgers.

The book is available on Amazon and Waterstones (online or in-store), or can be bought direct from the author on 01527 872191.