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Wise Owl and Barn Owl

Wise Owl and Barn Owl

Angela Canning


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By finding an injured pigeon in The Strand, two amazing variety club artists, Louis and Yvonne Veness, first began to care for wild creatures. Upon their move to Berkshire, they started up their own Newbury wildlife hospital, knowing of no other in the country.
Foxes, badgers, deer, squirrels, a polecat, bats and every variety of birds were brought to them, even an oiled heron from as far away as the Clyde. Their experiences were many - from rescuing fox-cubs born in a tombstone to separating two male swans involved in combat.
Although Louis suffered a sex-change and became known as Louise, they pioneered against cruelty to wild creatures for over thirty years, appearing on television several times in programmes such as TV's "Country Ways" and "Magpie", and in numerous illustrated articles for the national press.
Wise Owl and Barn Owl were their code names for CB radio.

ISBN : 978-1-78830-966-0

Published: 29/07/2021

Pages : 217

Size : 205x140

Imprint : Olympia Publishers

Angela Canning

Angela Canning worked as a secretary for the Hampshire Fire Service in her home town of Winchester, and married Arthur, a senior fire officer.

When they moved to Newbury, they became friends with Louise and Yvonne Veness, who taught them how to run their wildlife hospital for them when they went on holiday. Louise asked Angela if one day she would write their life-story, which she did, and will donate all royalties to a wildlife hospital.

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