Title: Two Shakes of a Lamb's Tail
Authors: Hawkins, Danielle
Genre: Non Fiction: New Zealand
Pages: 304
Year: 2021
Language: English
Description: With a husband and two children, 1200 sheep and 400 cattle, farm dogs and pet lambs, pigs bent on excavation and a goat bent on escape, country life is never dull.

From calving cows to constipated dogs, weddings to weaning lambs, daffodils to ducklings to droughts, each season brings new challenges and delights.

Sometimes it's exhausting but it's almost always a lot of fun - anyway, it's all part and parcel of the life of a Kiwi mother, famer's wife and vet. [Taken from book cover, Harper Collins Publishers]

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"A fun read. I enjoyed the author's style of writing, her wonderful honesty, willingness to describe major mistakes and at times judgemental thoughts. I found myself laughing a good deal of the time."

"I loved the book and am absolutely in awe of rural women."

"I think most readers would get a lot out of this. It certainly gives driving through the countryside an added dimension!"

"Underpinning the narrative is a constant sense of humour, sometimes self-deprecating, sometimes rueful."

"The book has humour and the writing flows and engages the reader."

"It's not a demanding read and perhaps would appeal more to people in urban areas who often wonder what life in the country is like."

"While the author is a vet, this is not a Herriot-style book. We learn of her everyday domestic lifestyle as a woman in the country, what the kids are doing at school and what's for dinner."

Categories: Non Fiction - New Zealand, Biography, Community, Contemporary, Environmental, Medical/Health, Relationships, 2023 Titles - Coming Soon


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