The Dun Cow Rib

by John Lister-Kaye 

The Dun Cow Rib

SKU: 9781786891471 Category:


John Lister-Kaye has spent a lifetime exploring, protecting and celebrating the British landscape and its wildlife. His memoir The Dun Cow Rib is the story of a boy’s awakening to the wonders of the natural world.

Lister-Kaye’s joyous childhood holidays – spent scrambling through hedges and ditches after birds and small beasts, keeping pigeons in the loft and tracking foxes around the edge of the garden – were the perfect apprenticeship for his two lifelong passions: exploring the wonders of nature, and writing about them. Threaded through his adventures – from moving to the Scottish Highlands to work with Gavin Maxwell, to founding the famous Aigas Field Centre – is an elegy to his remarkable mother, and a wise and affectionate celebration of Britain’s natural landscape.

ISBN: 9781786891471

Publication date: 07/06/2018

Format: Hardback

Extent: 336

Publisher: Canongate

Stock status: Published

Categories: Natural History