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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
4.5 out of 5 stars (112 ratings)
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Summary

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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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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Awesome, Sarah rocks 😊🤗😊

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

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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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Pure Simple and Funny

When the best DJ on radio 2 writes about her early years well worth reading

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Can’t wait to hear part 2!

Thoroughly enjoyed the book, I really look forward to hearing a part 2, easy listen, funny and loved the part Sarah Cox lost the use of her legs lol!

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Although I am a Yorkshire lass

Sara (h) could have written about my life warm friendly tone that adds to the story I loved it.

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Brilliant!!!

I thoroughly enjoyed the book, it was even more enjoyable as it was read by Sara/Sarah the author. I loved the tales of growing up on the farm and getting to know the family and the animals especially Augustus the First! Legend. At times it literally made me laugh out loud 😂. Well done to Sara Cox - loved it.

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A beautiful story

I have been excited about this book since November and I am so glad Sara did Audible!
Thanks for sharing your childhood with us and reminding me of my own on the beef and sheep farm in North Wales. Can't wait for the next book, you legend.

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Brilliant

What a beautifully brilliant book! Sara is my favourite radio DJ. She has the gift to bring joys to millions on the radio and this book does the same thing with her funny and positive outlook on life and how our past shapes us for the future.

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fab

Amazing story of Sara's life so far, told in such a funny discriptive way. Makes you realise there's no place like home x