French Cows and Four Kisses (Paperback)
Earthworld, 9781787115217, 200pp.
Publication Date: November 5, 2019
Follow Philip’s wonderful adventure into the centre of France, to the beautiful dairy farm of Les Marais; 75 hectares of softly undulating land with woods and a 5-hectare lake filled with coarse fish and ragondin (or coypu). Read on as he tackles the differences in agricultural techniques, whilst learning the language, mastered cooking acceptably for his French neighbours, and finds out that falling in love with France was not the same for everybody.
In this sequel to his highly entertaining first book, Dairy Cows and Duck Races, Philip Dixon shares the next chapter of his eventful farming career.
About the Author
Philip Dixon's formative years were spent around the banks of the River Tyne in the north of England and later on farms in the area in the 1950s and 1960s. He describes himself as "first and foremost a dairy farmer" and has spent much of his working life farming and managing dairies in England and France, and has owned and run a chambre d'hote in France. In addition to farming, Philip has renovated houses, appeared on television and radio and had articles written about him in Farmers Weekly. Presently, he lives in Dorset with his wife, Heather. He has four children of his own and is stepfather to three more, all of whom are now adults. When he wrote this book, he was working in a special needs school, which he describes as an incredibly rewarding experience.