Author of Badger Book Dies
LONDON (AP) _ Aeron Clement, who wrote a successful book about badgers titled ″The Cold Moons,″ has died at the age of 53.
Clement died Sunday of complications from a heart bypass operation six weeks earlier, said Bernard Kindred, a friend.
″The Cold Moons,″ which concentrates on one badger family, was a success in paperback last year after major publishers had rejected it.
Penguin Books bought the publishing rights for $248,000 after Clement and Kindred formed a company to publish the book and a first print run of 5,000 quickly sold out.
Clement had been working on a sequel about the threat to badgers’ survival when he died.
He was born in Swansea, Wales, trained as an accountant, and began writing after heart attacks forced him into early retirement. He took up watching wildlife, especially badgers, around his home in Llandeilo.
Clement will be buried Thursday in Llandeilo. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.