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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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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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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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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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Awesome, Sarah rocks 😊🤗😊

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

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Great autobiography

Sara Cox takes you through her early life in her own inimitable fashion. Fabulous use of words to weave you through her journey, read in her usual charismatic humorous manner. You really feel as though you’re having a chat down the pub with your mate.

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fantastic

I really really enjoyed this book. made me laugh and cry and having Sarah read the book made it even better - she was hillarious! Very sad that it finished. thank you Sarah for a lovely incite into your life, plus i have a new found respect and admiration for her 🤩

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Loved it!

An amazing book. I listened to some parts over and over again because they made me chuckle so much. A very frank and happy read

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Warm and entertaining

I loved this book and hearing it read in her inimitable voice by Sarah herself.

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Wish I had lived in a farm

Absolutely delightful. Sara is a natural wit with fascinating stories on her tough farm upbringing and then completely different life in the astonishing world of modelling. Her pet memories are so beautiful. A really lovely book xx

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Loved this book

I really enjoyed this book and it was narrated perfectly. Already recommended this book to friends and family. I grew up in Bolton too but you don’t have to have been born there to enjoy it, it’s just a ‘right good yarn’ as they say up North! One of my favourites from Audible.