*WATERSTONES WELSH BOOK OF THE MONTH*
My Family and Other Animals meets The Secret Life of Cows: this rediscovered gem tells the charming tale of how a baby llama transformed a Welsh farming family forever.
Things llamas like:
Snaffling cherry brandy, Easter eggs, and the Radio Times.
Curling up in ‘tea-cosy’ position by the fire.
Orbiting, helicoptering, and oompahing.
Locking victims in the lavatory.
Things llamas dislike:
Being adopted mother to an orphaned lamb.
Invitations to star on Blue Peter.
Ruth Ruck’s family live on a Welsh mountain farm, no strangers to cow pats on the carpet and nesting hens in the larder. When dark days strike, they embark on a farming experiment to cheer them all up – but raising a baby llama proves more of an adventure than expected .
Reissued with a new foreword by John Lewis-Stempel, Along Came a Llama is a delightful 1970s farming classic: a charming, witty potrait of country life that will warm the hearts of animal lovers everywhere.
‘Full of soul … One departs this book a convinced llama-lover … It is a guide to the future. To a good life.’ John Lewis-Stempel