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The Cow Book - A Story of Life on an Irish Family Farm (Paperback) Loot Price: R188
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The Cow Book - A Story of Life on an Irish Family Farm (Paperback): John Connell

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The Cow Book - A Story of Life on an Irish Family Farm (Paperback)

John Connell

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Farming has been in John Connell's family for generations, but he never intended to follow in his father's footsteps. Until, one winter, he finds himself back on the farm and begins to learn the ways of the farmer and the way of the cows. Connell records the hypnotic rhythm of the farming day - cleaning the outhouses, milking the herd, tending to sickly lambs, helping the cows give birth. But alongside the routine events, there are the unforeseen moments when things go wrong: when a calf fails to thrive, when a sheep goes missing, when illness breaks out, when depression takes hold, when an argument erupts and things are said that cannot be unsaid. The Cow Book is the story of a calving season. It is also the story of the cow itself, from its domestication and worship as a God by the Ancient Egyptians to the modern practice of mechanized herds, via the figure of the cowboy, the destruction of the American buffalo, the demise of the aboriginal jackaroos and the consequences of BSE. And, above all, it is the story of Connell's life as a farmer, of his relationship with his birthplace of County Longford, with the community around the family farm, with the animals he tends, and with his father.

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Imprint: Granta Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2019
Authors: John Connell
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-1-78378-418-9
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Professional & Technical > Agriculture & farming
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Professional & Technical > Agriculture & farming > Animal husbandry
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Farm & working animals
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > The countryside, country life
Books > Professional & Technical > Agriculture & farming > Animal husbandry > Dairy farming
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LSN: 1-78378-418-0
Barcode: 9781783784189

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