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Till the Cows Come Home

A Lancashire Childhood
By: Sara Cox
Narrated by: Sara Cox
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
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A funny and heartwarming 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. 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 semirural upbringing is not what you'd expect from the original ladette and one of radio's most enduring and well-loved presenters.  

©2019 Sara Cox (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • Angie
  • 03-12-19

A great read!

Absolutely Loved it! Brought back so many memories of my own, especially the Glades & RAOB, nice one Sara :)

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  • Mrs W.
  • 03-13-19

Funny, charming and well written!

This is a brilliant book, one that had me laughing out loud on the train and once I started I couldn't put down. Great stories of growing up on the farm and above a pub. Makes it clear why Sara is still such a down to earth and grounded person. She has a great writing style, really helping you visualise the story through her detailed and amusing descriptions. I highly recommend this book!

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  • keven
  • 03-12-19

Awesome, Sarah rocks 😊🤗😊

A must read / listen, loved it from start to finish, Sarah is amazing, fact 🤗

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-31-19

charming

A charmingly honest account of growing up as a farmers daughter in Bolton, and ultimately becoming the witty, honest Sara Cox we know today, this book on paper is good, but heard in Sara's on words is fantastic.

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  • Sean NR
  • 10-15-19

My favourite biography this year.

Autobiographical books are my thang, I read/listen to them all the time. This is my favourite this year.
Being the same age as Sara I was able to relate to all the stories of her early life as well as think back and follow her early career. This book was one of those which was enhanced by the narration and I am so glad I chose to listen to it rather than reading myself. Sara made the whole experience a wonderful one. Can I give it 6 stars?

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  • Rian
  • 10-12-19

A good listen

Has kept me entertained whilst doing my chores, i didn't realise that the story stops when she is 20yrs old. i thought it was her autobiography.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-24-19

Memories

Just like my youth growing up on a farm is magical for a child😀
What memories wounderfull

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  • Forgetmenotjo
  • 09-03-19

Just a lovely book!!!

As a farmer with daughters and a fan of Sara’s homely way of presenting anyway I just loved this. Add to this the fact we are the same age and were growing up at the same time and all elements made it a brilliant book. Sara’s admiration for her family brought a tear to my eye too. Thank you so much for sharing your story Sara.

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  • Emma Bradbury
  • 08-23-19

Made me constantly smile!

Absolutely loved this book. Being the same age as Sara meant that I could relate to so many of her experiences of being a child of the 80’s!
This book ooozes Sara’s wonderful personality just like her radio show !

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  • B. Longsden
  • 08-12-19

Your next book should be fiction

Sara Cox brings you into her world, I’d love to read a work of fiction, I reckon she’d write a corker!