Wednesday October 28, 2020

Of man and beast: Exclusive extract from hit novel

While John Connell’s The Cow Book centres on a calving season in Longford, it is human emotion that forms the heart of this unlikely hit title

11th March, 2018
John Connell Pic: Brian Farrell

The weather has not improved. There was talk that February would be better, but then the snows came and that talk ended. Snow transforms the land, covering all with its sleety whiteness. There is a beauty in it but also a hardship, for our animals outside could get cold. The tractor is slow to start with the weather and I am wrapped up in several more layers. The snow has lasted for several mornings and...

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