Wolf Border, The

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Sarah Hall's new novel is a compelling story about personal, political and environmental boundaries: about power, land, family and love. At its heart is Rachel Caine, tough, defensive, an expert on wolves, and long estranged from her home county of Cumbria. Now she has returned to supervise a project to re-introduce wolves to England for the first time in 500 years. Like the wolves she protects and champions, she has been wary of human connections.

Set against the dramatic and artfully evoked backdrop of the Lakeland fells, The Wolf Border explores issues of vested power and re-wilding, and of family and motherhood.

Today, in the final episode, the chase extends northwards and a new future beckons.

Reader Hattie Morahan

Abridger Sally Marmion

Producer Di Speirs.