Do Not Call the Tortoise

Gareth Howell-Jones

Do Not Call the Tortoise is a collection of essays about ignorance, Coleridge, Darwin, cats and, rather daringly, the meaning of life. All these are viewed from a fresh perspective which attempts to see the world without our cultural preoccupations. It champions immediacy and our own experience rather than theories and media information. This perspective was first set out in the book STA, now published online at

Gareth Howell-Jones runs the Hay Festival Bookshop.

"A hugely readable, empathetic and ingenious braiding of philosophy, poetry, art and history brought together with a love for the natural world to show how we might yet exist alongside it more fully" . Owen Sheers

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Do Not Call the Tortoise