The Secret Life of Cows (Paperback)
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The Secret Life of Cows (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 07/06/2018
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Waterstones Says

Alan Bennett isn’t alone in asserting that this book ‘alters the way one looks at the world,’ A surprising, entertaining and gently profound exploration of life through a ruminant’s eyes.

Longlisted for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2018

Waterstones Non Fiction Book of the Month for November 2017

'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.

Written without undue sentimentality, The Secret Life of Cows nevertheless makes a strong case for the humane rights of livestock, illuminated by absorbing anecdote and observation. For this new edition, Alan Bennett provides a knowing foreword.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571345793
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A small classic' - Financial Times

'Inspiring and Important' - Country Life

'... utterly beguiling... ' - The Daily Mail  

'… a delightful, spry and neatly crafted book.' - The Sunday Times

'A lovely, thoughtful little book about the intelligence of cows.' - James Rebanks, author of The Shepherd's Life

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“Wonderful, Warm-Hearted and Wise”

This is a 'read-in-one-sitting' delight of a book! I read it today on my day off and adored it! Rosamund Young clearly has a passion for her animals as individual creatures but also a huge understanding of... More

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“facinating”

I received this book for review from the publishers and i devoured it within one day. A pocket sized hardback,it is a memoir of farming and living with livestock. The author not only documents fascinating anecdotes... More

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“Disappointed ”

If you are a farmer or have actually worked with cattle this book is not for you I am afraid. This book promotes an unsustainable and idealistic practices that would never work in really life. All the while shaming a... More

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