The Dun Cow Rib : A Very Natural Childhood Hardback
John Lister-Kaye has spent a lifetime exploring, protecting and celebrating the British landscape and its wildlife.
His memoir The Dun Cow Rib is the story of a boy's awakening to the wonders of the natural world. Lister-Kaye's joyous childhood holidays - spent scrambling through hedges and ditches after birds and small beasts, keeping pigeons in the loft and tracking foxes around the edge of the garden - were the perfect apprenticeship for his two lifelong passions: exploring the wonders of nature, and writing about them.
Threaded through his adventures - from moving to the Scottish Highlands to work with Gavin Maxwell, to founding the famous Aigas Field Centre - is an elegy to his remarkable mother, and a wise and affectionate celebration of Britain's natural landscape.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 17/08/2017
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9781786891457
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