"Of course I had no idea of radio programs or anything so practical in mind when I first saw the little white farm nestling against the hill, flanked by its long perfection of a barn and guarded by the huge ash tree standing between them. I was in love...with the sheer magic of the valley...." So begins this evocative account of rural life, an account so humorous and warmhearted that it is sure to be likened to James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small. Jeanine McMullen was a BBC producer in London when, some ten years ago, she went to Wales on assignment. There she fell in love--with Wales, its people, and most of all with the farm that, on an impulse, she decided to buy. In this delightful volume she recounts for us the joys and frustrations of living on her small holding. Here you will meet the people who helped her: among them "Mrs. P," her eccentric Australian mother; "The Artist," her less-than-steadfast boyfriend; the vet, Bertie Ellis, with his macabre sense of humor, and her neighbors, Gwyneth Griffiths and Myrddin Party. But above all there are her animals: Doli, the draft horse, who is Jeanine's closest confidante; the wayward goat Whacky; her beloved whippet Merlin; Douglas and Daisy, a pair of "highflying" geese; and assorted other sheep, cattle, pigeons, and cats--even a unicorn--all of whom come vividly to life in these pages.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2161728
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Book Description HARPERCOLLINS, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Light wear to boards, lean to spine, content clean and sharp, first blank page missing, solidly bound, good DJ with some wear, creasing to DJ. Ex Library Book with usual stamps/labels, etc. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9995566340
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, U.K., 1984. Book Condition: V.G.-. Dust Jacket Condition: G/VG. Fiona Silver (illustrator). First Edition. Hardcover. D/J not price corner clipped but very slightly sunned on the spine and partly on the foredge front. B/W illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 12945
Book Description George Allen & Unwin., 1984. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st edition. Hard cover. Book- VG. DJ- VG, slight edgewear. 9.5x6.5. 219pp. Numerous b/w illus throughout by Fiona Silver. Bookseller Inventory # 1687344
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, London, 1984. Hard Cover. Book Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. Fiona Silver (illustrator). 1st. 8vo. 219 pages. The author had a radio proramme with the same title. Concerns her smallholding and farming in Wales. Bookseller Inventory # 013899
Book Description Allen and Unwin, London, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 262pp, illustrated, bound in black cloth, with VG dustwrapper. , smallholding in West Wales; Large Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 055889
Book Description George Allen & Unwin Publishers Ltd, London, 1984. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Acceptable. Dust Jacket Condition: Acceptable. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Hardback with dust jacket, Illustrated to Fiona Silver, 219 pages. Sound binding, foxing spots on endpapers; the interior pages appears to be generally clear. The dust jacket is clean and is faded on the spine area and top edges of the covers. Page edges yellowed. A very readable copy. Packed well, prompt reliable dispatch. Bookseller Inventory # 020342
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition with dust jacket - rare and collectable - will send out 1 st class post. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000010469
Book Description George Allen, London, 1984. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good in PVC Sleeve. FIona Silver (illustrator). 1st Printing of 1st Edition. 9 1/2 X 6 1/2". 220 pages. B/w illustrations. A firm straight ex reference library book. Dust jacket bright complete. Bookseller Inventory # 025245