Tue, 16 Aug|
TAKING STOCK: A Journey Among Cows by Roger Morgan-Grenville
We are excited to be welcoming Roger Morgan-Grenville to FarmED for the launch of "TAKING STOCK: A Journey Among Cows"; in conjunction with Jaffé & Neale Bookshop & Cafe.
Time & Location
16 Aug 2022, 18:00
FarmED, Honeydale Farm, Station Road, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BJ
About the Event
TAKING STOCK: A Journey Among Cows by Roger Morgan-Grenville (Icon Books)
We are excited to be welcoming Roger Morgan-Grenville to FarmED for the launch of "TAKING STOCK: A Journey
Among Cows"; in conjunction with Jaffé & Neale Bookshop & Cafe.
About the evening:
Doors open at 6.00pm for a 6.15pm start as Roger discusses his book with Patrick Neale. The discussions will
conclude with an audience Q&A and a book signing.
Ticket price includes a copy of the book (RRP £18.99) and additional copies will be available to purchase on the
A drink on arrival is included in the ticket price.
About the book:
Since highland cattle ransacked his grandmother’s vegetable patch when he was six, Roger Morgan-Grenville has been fascinated by cows.
So at the age of 61, with no farming experience, he signed on as a part- time labourer on a beef cattle farm to tell their side of the story. The result is this lyrical and evocative book.
For 10,000 years, cow and human lives have been intertwined. Cattle have existed alongside us, fed and shod us, quenched our thirst, and provided a thousand other tiny services, and yet most of us know little about them. We are also blissfully unaware of the de-natured lives we often ask them to lead.
Part history, part adventure and part unsentimental manifesto for how we should treat cows in the 21st century, Taking Stock asks us to think carefully about what we eat, and to let nature back into food production.
‘An epic story told with warmth, wit and humanity. Will make us feel differently about these long-suffering animals’ Graham Harvey
'Tremendous ... We all need to take stock, and this is the ideal starting point. I learnt a lot from this book and laughed a lot too.' Rosamund Young, author of The Secret Life of Cows
About the author:
Roger Morgan-Grenville was a soldier from 1978-86 and later helped to set up the charity Help for Heroes. He is also the author of Liquid Gold (2020) and Shearwater (2021), both published by Icon. He lives in Petworth.
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