Diddly Squat: A Year on the Farm (Hardback)
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Diddly Squat: A Year on the Farm (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages
Published: 11/11/2021
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Waterstones Says

Featuring disobedient animals, uncooperative plants and an unexpected pandemic, Diddly Squat is a rip-roaring account of the year Jeremy Clarkson decided to turn his hand to farming at his scenic Cotswolds estate.

Shortlisted for The British Book Awards 2022 Non-Fiction Lifestyle Book of the Year

Welcome to Jeremy's farm. It's an idyllic spot, offering picturesque views across the Cotswolds, bustling hedgerows, woodlands and natural springs. Jeremy always liked the idea being a farmer. But, while he was barrelling around the world having more fun with cars than was entirely reasonable, it seemed obvious that the actual, you know, farming was much better left to someone else.

Then one day he decided he would do the farming himself.

After all, how hard could it be?

Well...

Faced with suffocating red tape, biblical weather, local objections, a global pandemic and his own frankly staggering ignorance of how to 'do farming', Jeremy soon realises that turning the farm round is going to take more than splashing out on a massive tractor.

Fortunately, there's help at hand from a large and (mostly) willing team including girlfriend Lisa, Kaleb the Tractor Driver, Cheerful Charlie, Ellen the Shepherd and Gerald, his Head of Security and Dry Stone Waller. Between them they enthusiastically cultivate crops, rear livestock and hens, keep bees, bottle spring water and open a farm shop. But profits remain elusive.

And yet while the farm may be called Diddly Squat for good reason, Jeremy soon begins to understand that it's worth a whole lot more to him than pounds, shillings and pence...

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241464502
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 484 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Brilliant . . . laugh-out-loud - Daily Telegraph

Outrageously funny . . . will have you in stitches - Time Out

Very funny . . . I cracked up laughing on the tube - Evening Standard

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“Farmer Clarkson”

This is a newspaper columns book... but not as you might expect! Diddly squat is unusual in that it's his car review column without cars. Instead Jeremy talks about his farming life with all the humour we've... More

Hardback edition
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Ian Paternoster

“A humour filled read.”

I like Jeremy Clarkson's style of writing, and as you read Diddly Squat his frustration pulls you along.

Hardback edition
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“Funny and Great for easy reading”

This book really made me laugh and it is a classic JC read- sometimes bold but true with a slight hint of subjectivity. However, overall a good read if you are looking for something humorous and easy going.

Hardback edition
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