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GIVEAWAY – 3 copies of The Sloth Lemur’s Song – MADAGASCAR

3rd April 2022

We are delighted to offer 3 copies of The Sloth Lemur’s Song by Alison Richard – Madagascar.


3 copies of The Sloth Lemur's Song

A moving account of Madagascar told by a researcher who has spent over fifty years investigating the mysteries of this remarkable island.

Madagascar is a place of change. A biodiversity hotspot and the fourth largest island on the planet, it has been home to a spectacular parade of animals, from giant flightless birds and giant tortoises on the ground, to agile lemurs leaping through the treetops. Some species live on; many have vanished in the distant or recent past. Over vast stretches of time, Madagascar’s forests have expanded and contracted in response to shifting climates, and the hand of people is clear in changes during the last thousand years or so. Today, Madagascar is a microcosm of global trends. What happens there in the decades ahead can, perhaps, suggest ways to help turn the tide on the environmental crisis now sweeping the world.

The Sloth Lemur’s Song is a far-reaching account of Madagascar’s past and present, led by an expert guide who has immersed herself in research and conservation activities with village communities on the island for nearly fifty years. Alison Richard accompanies the reader on a journey through space and time—from Madagascar’s ancient origins as a landlocked region of Gondwana and its emergence as an island to the modern-day developments that make the survival of its array of plants and animals increasingly uncertain. Weaving together scientific evidence with Richard’s own experiences and exploring the power of stories to shape our understanding of events, this book captures the magic as well as the tensions that swirl around this island nation.

3 copies of The Sloth Lemur’s Song

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  2. Given that Madagascar is an island (and the 4th largest on the planet!), which island in the world would you choose to visit? Tell us in the COMMENTS below by midnight, 16th April 2022 and the three winners will be chosen at random. Open UK – good luck!

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  1. User: Tina Hartas

    Posted on: 20/04/2022 at 5:50 pm


    Simon Emery
    Adrian Bold


  2. User: Simon Emery

    Posted on: 18/04/2022 at 7:16 pm

    I’ve got a trip to St Kilda booked for next month


  3. User: Heather N

    Posted on: 18/04/2022 at 6:18 am

    I’d love to go back to Kangaroo Island off Australia – amazing wildlife and an amazing experience


  4. User: Spudnic

    Posted on: 17/04/2022 at 5:40 pm

    I would love to Visit Borneo


  5. User: chedley

    Posted on: 17/04/2022 at 9:15 am



  6. User: Sheri

    Posted on: 16/04/2022 at 4:14 pm

    New Zealand South Island


  7. User: andyszym

    Posted on: 16/04/2022 at 3:33 pm



  8. User: Joy Griffiths

    Posted on: 16/04/2022 at 2:27 pm

    seeing that Great Britain is also an island, I would like to travel the length and breadth of this island


  9. User: Sharon Freemantle

    Posted on: 16/04/2022 at 12:17 pm

    I’d love to visit the Maldives


  10. User: Sarahsouthwest

    Posted on: 16/04/2022 at 6:00 am

    Sicily – so much architecture, geology, food, wine, all packed into one island!


  11. User: Boxfords

    Posted on: 15/04/2022 at 10:05 pm

    Quite apt timing, as I’ve always wanted to visit Easter Island!


  12. User: Alison Latham

    Posted on: 15/04/2022 at 10:02 pm

    Quite apt timing as I’ve always wanted to visit Easter Island!


  13. User: Adrian Bold

    Posted on: 15/04/2022 at 10:02 pm

    I’d love to visit Iceland


  14. User: Dora Atkin

    Posted on: 15/04/2022 at 8:05 pm

    id like to go to the isle of skye


  15. User: millyvanilli3

    Posted on: 15/04/2022 at 7:26 pm

    isle of man is somewhere id like to go


  16. User: Joyce Willis

    Posted on: 15/04/2022 at 7:18 pm

    The Galapagos


  17. User: Alex Stacey

    Posted on: 15/04/2022 at 6:59 pm

    I would like to visit Iceland


  18. User: Kim Murray

    Posted on: 15/04/2022 at 4:45 pm

    Oak Island would be fascinating x


  19. User: nicolej922

    Posted on: 15/04/2022 at 4:09 pm

    the maldives looks lovely


  20. User: hammygav03

    Posted on: 15/04/2022 at 2:18 pm

    Ireland is on my list


  21. User: grumpygraham61

    Posted on: 15/04/2022 at 1:20 pm

    id like to see the isle of wight


  22. User: humptybren

    Posted on: 15/04/2022 at 11:57 am

    id like to visit the Isles of Scilly


  23. User: Patricia Avery

    Posted on: 15/04/2022 at 11:41 am

    Iceland has always been a dream destination for me. Now if only hubby and I could overcome a long-standing fear of flying!


  24. User: mumliz

    Posted on: 15/04/2022 at 10:46 am

    id like to visit Iceland


  25. User: aspella

    Posted on: 15/04/2022 at 10:26 am

    I’d visit the Shetland Islands


  26. User: zeenie

    Posted on: 15/04/2022 at 8:55 am

    id like to see the virgin islands


  27. User: tracezeus

    Posted on: 14/04/2022 at 11:06 pm

    Iceland to see the amazing Northern lights and ride a snow mobile through the beautiful landscape


  28. User: Karen R

    Posted on: 14/04/2022 at 7:30 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to Iceland 🙂


  29. User: Jan Johnson

    Posted on: 14/04/2022 at 5:58 pm



  30. User: clairew137

    Posted on: 14/04/2022 at 5:45 pm

    Maldives, looks gorgeous.


  31. User: Sheri

    Posted on: 14/04/2022 at 3:14 pm

    New Zealand, ideally South Island


  32. User: Mackem59

    Posted on: 14/04/2022 at 11:55 am

    Really want to go back to Iceland and explore the non-touristy bits


  33. User: Erica Hughes

    Posted on: 14/04/2022 at 11:52 am

    Barra – I’d love to land on the beach


  34. User: Angela Kelly

    Posted on: 14/04/2022 at 10:25 am

    I would love to visit Japan. There are so many reasons, but the diverse scenery and culture would be the main ones.


  35. User: Lesevans6

    Posted on: 14/04/2022 at 8:36 am

    Cayman Island


  36. User: Turtledove

    Posted on: 14/04/2022 at 8:11 am

    Pitcairn Island. I understand it’s not well set up for tourism but I absolutely love the idea of soaking up the history there. If I need to start my journey in the islands of New Zealand, that’s even better!


  37. User: Sheena Batey

    Posted on: 13/04/2022 at 9:26 pm

    Galapagos Islands


  38. User: Laura Pritchard

    Posted on: 13/04/2022 at 7:48 pm

    I’d love to go to Sri Lanka!


  39. User: bopper

    Posted on: 13/04/2022 at 5:31 pm

    Iceland itself would be my first choice as it seems to have so much beauty


  40. User: Plumbobmummy

    Posted on: 13/04/2022 at 5:04 pm

    There’s so many I’d love to visit, one in particular would have to be Hawaii


  41. User: Yvonne Dimbleby

    Posted on: 13/04/2022 at 3:45 pm

    I would love to visit Fiji, I’ve been fascinated ever since I saw a friend’s photos after she visited on trip some years ago


  42. User: frozen16

    Posted on: 12/04/2022 at 10:23 am

    It would have to be Galapagos for me – so much unspolit nature to see and experience.


  43. User: moonray

    Posted on: 12/04/2022 at 7:53 am

    I’d choose to visit CAPRI, I’ve always been fascinated by it but never had a chance to visit.


  44. User: AlyCat

    Posted on: 11/04/2022 at 8:07 pm

    I’d love to return to Mauritius as it was like nowhere I’d been before, but I’d also like to go the Galapagos Islands.


  45. User: Thunderbird

    Posted on: 11/04/2022 at 7:32 am

    The island(s) I’d mostly like to go to are The Easter Island. I’ve found them intriguing since I was five winning a ladybird book about captain cook in a colouring in competition. I’ll get there someday


  46. User: Lisa

    Posted on: 10/04/2022 at 3:28 pm

    I’ve heard that Vancouver Island is great for wildlife watching and I’d love to explore the coast in search of dolphins and whales.


  47. User: Jen Price

    Posted on: 10/04/2022 at 1:05 am

    Top island on my list right now are the Azores and Madagascar, of course!


  48. User: SueKelsoRyan

    Posted on: 09/04/2022 at 8:52 pm

    Weirdly, I have a connection with Madagascar already. And lemurs. But my choice would be Sicily because that would be an all-new adventure.


  49. User: Sonia Cutler

    Posted on: 09/04/2022 at 6:12 pm

    I would love to visit Prince Edward Island in the Canadian Maritimes. Aside from its connection with Anne Shirley, it has beautiful beaches and charming towns and places.


  50. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 08/04/2022 at 8:24 pm

    Ah I’ll go close to home and take myself off to the wild Isles of Scotland – Bute, Mull, Iona… the more remote the better!


  51. User: eshaah1

    Posted on: 07/04/2022 at 10:15 pm



  52. User: Vicki Pope

    Posted on: 07/04/2022 at 9:36 am

    Longyearbyen in Norway. Known for it’s stunning snowscape views and amongst the best of the Aurora Borealis sightings. The thought of being surrounded by such beauty and solitude….


  53. User: Michie

    Posted on: 06/04/2022 at 11:36 am

    It would have to be Borneo for me, the sea and coast looks stunning but closely followed by Madagascar! I would certainly love to read all about it! Many thanks


  54. User: Greenblue12

    Posted on: 06/04/2022 at 11:14 am

    I would love to visit Greenland which is relatively unspoiled and see how the Inuit population live and cold though it might be, spend a night in a traditional igloo!


  55. User: bZ4X-SUV

    Posted on: 06/04/2022 at 11:05 am

    Palawan in the Philippines with its crystal-clear waters, palm-edged white sandy beaches, and its verdant mountains


  56. User: Sue Barton

    Posted on: 06/04/2022 at 7:23 am

    I would I’ve to visit Santorini it looks so beautiful


  57. User: philatel

    Posted on: 04/04/2022 at 7:35 pm

    Strangely – Madagascar has always been on my place to visit list. The animals and vegetation sound amazing. Maybe one day I’ll realise my dream.


  58. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 03/04/2022 at 8:54 pm

    The South Island of New Zealand. Such an amazing country, unique in the world. I’ve visited the North Island a few times but my only foray south has been a single day trip. Ever since reading The Luminaries I have longed to explore the island


  59. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 03/04/2022 at 8:42 pm

    I would love to visit Madagascar!
    I have long been fascinated by it, the various animal & plant species, the people & the ongoing conflicts.


  60. User: Tracey Poulter

    Posted on: 03/04/2022 at 6:56 pm

    Madagascar, of course!