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The Missing Musk: A Casebook of Mysteries From the Natural World

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Saturday 7th October 15:20 - 16:20 | St Mary’s Church

Mixing history, memoir and nature writing, Bob Gilbert will take you on a journey of discovery, uncovering the truth behind mysteries and myths from across the natural world. From the darkest corners of Britain’s churchyards to Scotland’s Pentland Hill, Gilbert travels the length of the UK, and beyond, seeking answers to questions that have intrigued him throughout his life. He walks in the footsteps of Victorian planthunters in search of the long-lost scent of the Musk plant, researches UFO sightings, peers into microscopes and delves into horticultural archives, and in doing so finds that, when it comes to mysteries, the most joy is often found in the search rather than the answer it leads you to.

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