The Secret Life of Cows

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Faber & Faber, Oct 3, 2017 - Social Science - 128 pages

****A Sunday Times bestseller***
***A Times Book of the Year 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.

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Most people probably don’t even consider where the milk comes from when they reach to get it from the fridge for their morning cuppa. When they do venture into the countryside, the may be vaguely ... Read full review

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This was a delight to read. Rosamund Young's respect and affection for the animals in her care soon became clear - not just the cows, but the pigs, sheep and hens too! Although I didn't feel that I ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Kite's Nest Farm is on the edge of The Cotswold escarpment. It is run by Rosamund Young, her brother Richard, and her partner Gareth. Nature is left to itself as much as possible and the animals receive exceptional kindness and consideration. Kite's Nest Farm produces beef and lamb from 100% grass-fed animals which are butchered and sold in the farm shop.

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