The Dun Cow Rib: A Very Natural Childhood by John Lister-Kaye

By John Lister-Kaye

John Lister-Kaye has spent an entire life exploring, retaining and celebrating the British panorama and its creatures. His memoir The Dun Cow Rib is the tale of a boy's awakening to the wonders of the average world.

Lister-Kaye's joyous adolescence vacations - spent scrambling via hedges and ditches after birds and small beasts, retaining pigeons within the loft and monitoring foxes round the fringe of the backyard - have been the appropriate apprenticeship for his lifelong passions: exploring the wonders of nature, and writing approximately them. Threaded via his adventures - from relocating to the Scottish Highlands to paintings with Gavin Maxwell, to founding the recognized Aigas box Centre - is an elegy to his outstanding mom, and a smart and affectionate social gathering of Britain's traditional landscape.

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