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Frieda Hughes – George

June 5, 2023

Imagine bringing a very young nestling bird into your house and have it grow up to be an impish, vocal, force to be reckoned with. On this episode of Inquiry, we talk with poet, writer, and artist FRIEDA HUGHES. At a time when she was trying to save her marriage and all the time suffering from numerous health challenges, she saved a baby magpie. The magpie “George” soon became the main focus of her attentions much to the chagrin of “the ex” and even her neighbors. Frieda Hughes’ new book is GEORGE: A MAGPIE MEMOIR.