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The Resource The cow book : a story of life on an Irish family farm, John Connell

The cow book : a story of life on an Irish family farm, John Connell

Label
The cow book : a story of life on an Irish family farm
Title
The cow book
Title remainder
a story of life on an Irish family farm
Statement of responsibility
John Connell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Farming has been in John Connell's family for generations, but he never intended to follow in his father's footsteps. Until, one winter, he finds himself back on the farm and begins to learn the ways of the farmer and the way of the cows. Connell records the hypnotic rhythm of the farming day - cleaning the outhouses, milking the herd, tending to sickly lambs, helping the cows give birth. But alongside the routine events, there are the unforeseen moments when things go wrong: when a calf fails to thrive, when a sheep goes missing, when illness breaks out, when depression takes hold, when an argument erupts and things are said that cannot be unsaid. The Cow Book is the story of a calving season. It is also the story of the cow itself, from its domestication and worship as a God by the Ancient Egyptians to the modern practice of mechanized herds, via the figure of the cowboy, the destruction of the American buffalo, the demise of the aboriginal jackaroos and the consequences of BSE. And, above all, it is the story of Connell's life as a farmer, of his relationship with his birthplace of County Longford, with the community around the family farm, with the animals he tends, and with his father
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Connell, John
Dewey number
636.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Connell, John
  • Cows
  • Cattle
  • Authors, Irish
  • Country life
  • Cattle
  • Cows
  • Authors
  • Farm life
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
The cow book : a story of life on an Irish family farm, John Connell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062284300
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781783784172
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001443277
Label
The cow book : a story of life on an Irish family farm, John Connell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062284300
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781783784172
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001443277

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