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Dairy Cows & Duck Races - the life & times of a young farmer

Dairy Cows & Duck Races - the life & times of a young farmer

City boy Philip Dixon quickly realises that he has much to learn when he starts his farming career. Enjoy hilarious incidents, mysterious country ways, romance, and the rewards and hardships of a farming life.

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ISBN 9781787113794
Published 1 May 2019 by Veloce Publishing Ltd
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dixon, Philip
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781787113794
ISBN-10 1787113795
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Veloce Publishing Ltd
Imprint Earthworld an imprint of Veloce Publishing Ltd
Publication Date 1 May 2019
International Publication Date 6 December 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dixon, Philip
Category Biography & Autobiography: General
Dairy Farming
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Farmers - Biography - England - Northumberland, Amputees - Biography - England - Northumberland
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 636.01092
Catalogue Code 951478

Description of this Book

As a city boy, all Philip Dixon wanted to be in life was a farmer, but achieving that ambition would be a lot less straightforward than he had anticipated! Starting work on a farm at the age of fifteen, Philip finds himself handling some highly temperamental bulls, meeting some very `witchy' women and encountering mysterious country ways. Later he gets married, raises a family, acquires his own farm and, along the way, becomes part of the Round Table team that invented the charity plastic duck race! Enjoy Philip's story as he makes progress in his farming career in the north east of England from the 1960s to the mid-1980s, and meets some remarkable characters, many of whom belong to an age all but lost to us. Philip's story will, at times, have you laughing out loud and weeping tears of sympathy, and will lift your spirits as you read how he overcomes all life's setbacks to make plans for a brave new future.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Philip Dixon's formative years were spent around the banks of the River Tyne, in the north of England and later on farms in the area in the 1950s and 1960s. He describes himself as first and foremost a dairy farmer and has spent much of his working life farming and managing dairies in England and France, and has also owned and run a chambre d'hote in France. Besides farming, Philip has renovated houses, appeared on television and radio and had articles written about him in Farmers Weekly. He has four children of his own and is stepfather to three more, all of whom are now adults. When he wrote this book, he was working in a special needs school, which he describes as an incredibly rewarding experience. He and Heather now live in Dorset.

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