THE UPLIFTING AND HEARTWARMING LOVE LETTER TO FAMILY AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
‘Cox is a natural storyteller… she brings that authentic voice to bear in her memoir. The tone is so intimate, chatty and friendly, so you feel as though she could be sitting next to you’ Hannah Beckerman, Daily Express
‘endearing, engaging and very funny’ Mirror
‘Coxy’s memoir about growing up on a farm is as funny as you’d expect, genuinely touching and has some excellent 80s and 90s details. Her love of animals is infectious’ Alexandra Heminsley, Grazia
‘The book is like a big warm hug, full of local characters and misadventures’ Sophie Heawood, Observer
‘Made me laugh out loud…I loved it!’ Lynda La Plante
‘Glorious springtime, haystacks and a herd of cows can all be found in this’ Sunday Times Bestseller
‘Warm and witty’ – Express
A funny and heart-warming love letter to childhood, family and growing up.
Till the Cows Come Home is DJ and TV presenter Sara Cox’s wonderfully written, funny coming of age memoir of growing up in 1980s Lancashire.
The youngest of five siblings, Sara grew up on her father’s cattle farm surrounded by dogs, cows, horses, fields and lots of ‘cack’. The lanky kid sister – half girl, half forehead – a nuisance to the older kids, the farm was her very own dangerous adventure playground, ‘a Bolton version of Narnia’.
Her writing conjures up a time of wagon rides and haymaking and agricultural shows, alongside chain smoking pensioners, cabaret nights at the Conservative club and benign parenting. Sara’s love of family, of the animals and the people around them shines through on every page. Unforgettable characters are lovingly and expertly drawn bringing to life a time and place.
Sara later divided her childhood days between the beloved farm and the pub she lived above with her mother, these early experiences of freedom and adventure came to be the perfect training ground for later life.
This funny, big-hearted and often moving telling of Sara Cox’s semi rural upbringing is not what you’d expect from the original ladette, and one of radio’s most enduring and well loved presenters.