The Dun Cow Rib: A Very Natural Childhood

John Lister-Kaye

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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.

  • ISBN 9781786891457
  • Title The Dun Cow Rib: A Very Natural Childhood
  • Author John Lister-Kaye
  • Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
  • Imprint Canongate Books Ltd
  • Binding Hardback
  • Width 16.2cm
  • Height 24cm
  • Thickness 3.3cm
  • Weight 625g
  • Number of pages 368

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