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****A Sunday Times bestseller***
***A Times Book of the Year 2017***
WITH A FOREWORD BY ALAN BENNETT
‘A lovely, thoughtful little book about the intelligence of cows.’ James Rebanks, author of The Shepherd’s Life
Cows are as varied as people. They can be highly intelligent or slow to understand, vain, considerate, proud, shy or inventive.
Although much of a cow’s day is spent eating, they always find time for extra-curricular activities such as babysitting, playing hide and seek, blackberry-picking or fighting a tree.
This is an affectionate record of a hitherto secret world.
Wonderful book. Full of rare insights. Delighted it's being republished (beautiful cover too!).
One of the most charming and touching books I have ever read... Hilarious and intensely moving by turns.
Within a day of receiving this book, I had consumed it. It is engrossing and informative, full of charming stories as it makes the case for regarding animals as differentiated individuals ... An absorbing, moving, and compulsively readable addition to one's shelf of enlightened animal literature.
A small classic ... gently humorous ... Cows really are diverse characters with eventful inner lives ... Drawing on decades of experience, Young has a serious message concerning non-intensive, compassionate farming.
A tiny, extraordinary book about cows and how they live; they have family groups and they certainly have friends. Now I feel I understand cows and when I see them in the fields I feel like saying 'hello' to them!
Illuminating ... Her small, but perfectly formed, volume weaves entertaining anecdotes and profound insights harvested from a lifetime of caring for cows ... A charming manifesto.
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