The Secret Life of Cows
||The Secret Life of Cows
Delightful . . . it alters the way one looks at the world. Alan Bennett
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 extracurricular 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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One of the most charming and touching books I have ever read. In the Paradise of Kite’s Nest Farm in the Cotswolds, cows, pigs, sheep, hens roam freely. Cherished by the author Rosamund Young and her brother Richard, these sweet animals develop totally different characters ...Hilarious and intensely moving by turns, The Secret Life of Cows also highlights the tragedy and appalling cruelty of factory farming and how fatally harmful it’s end product is to the human race. Jilly Cooper
A tiny, extraordinary book about cows and how they live; they have family groups and they certainly have friends. Now I feel that I understand cows and when I see them in the fields I feel that I can say ‘hello’. Clare Balding
This farmer's observations of her herd is a rediscovered gem. Delightful . . . it alters the way one looks at the world. Alan Bennett