A Small Country Living Goes on

Jeanine McMullen, Author W. W. Norton & Company $19.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-393-03039-6
In My Small Country Living McMullen charmed readers with accounts of her livestock (every one a pet) on a mountain farm in Wales as well as her popular radio program (same title) about rural life in Britain. She continues here, with stories about getting material for the program and about life on the farm. It is an engaging collection of wacky personalities, odd crafts and rare breeds of domestic animals. She flits to Northern Ireland, the Scottish moors, Yorkshire Dales, Norfolk and Lancashire with her tape recorder, Gert, in hand. We meet an artist who paints chickens, another who makes graffiti tiles for barrooms. There are Irish Moiled cattle, Lonk sheep, the Queen Mother's Buff Orpington chickens and the last Welsh Hillman sheepdog (spayed). Back at the farm, the animals produce offspring, including a prize-winning goat. McMullen's feisty mother, Mrs. P., is hospitalized with a mysterious illness; her dog Winston howls all the time she is away. This lively tale of country ways will delight readers who like animals. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 09/30/1991
Release date: 10/01/1991
Hardcover - 459 pages - 978-1-56054-420-3
Paperback - 272 pages - 978-0-393-33514-9
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