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Andrew Merrifield talks to Joseph Planta about his new book The Wisdom of Donkeys: Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World, a thoughtful and pensive look at life in Southern France’s Haute-Auvergne region, life’s larger mysteries, and his faithful companion, a donkey, Gribouille.


The Wisdom of Donkeys by Andy Merrifield. (Greystone, 2008)

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: The Wisdom of Donkeys


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

Andrew Merrifield has written a new book that chronicles a journey of the soul he took with a donkey named Gribouille, called The Wisdom of Donkeys: Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World. In the bucolic region of Southern France’s Haute-Auvergne region, Merrifield finds himself, as well as ponders life’s larger mysteries. Gribouille contributes as well as the two consider science, beauty, nature, literature, and truth.

Andrew Merrifield was born to Liverpool, and has taught geography at British and American universities. The author of four previous books, Merrifield lives in France, where he joins me now. The book is published by Greystone and retails for $22.95. It is a pensive and thoughtful book. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Andrew Merrifield; Good morning, Professor Merrifield.

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