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A Handful of Happiness

A Handful of Happiness

The heart-warming story of how a tiny hedgehog helped one man find hope.

‘Could you look after it for a couple of days? . . .’ So begins the extraordinary friendship between veterinarian Massimo, who is at a low spot in his life, and a tiny, orphaned hedgehog. Only a few days old, covered with soft, white quills and mewling quietly, this little creature will turn around his life forever. Through the sheer force of Ninna’s personality – curious, playful, affectionate – and the sudden, unexpected paternal protectiveness he feels nursing her back to health, Massimo reconnects with the world – and finally begins to feel like home.

But as Ninna wakes from her first hibernation, she grows up, like any teenager, longing for freedom. A creature of the wild, she craves the free range of the woods beyond Massimo’s house. Massimo must accept that Ninna is ready to move on . . . but one little hedgehog saved and released into her natural habitat is a new beginning for Massimo: setting up a sanctuary for the injured, orphaned, fragile – but with a will to live so strong it is truly contagious.

A Handful of Happiness is their funny and life-affirming story – a celebration of our favourite prickly wildlife creature, which will make you laugh and cry. Perfect for animal lovers and fans of A Streetcat Named Bob, Arthur, Finding Gobi and Monty Don’s Nigel.

Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Natural History / Wildlife: General Interest / Wildlife: Mammals

On Sale: 22nd March 2018

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781786489111

Reviews

I loved curling up with this adorable book
Daily Mail