The Secret Life of Cows - Rosamund Young
This farmer's observations of her herd is a rediscovered gem and an international bestseller - with a foreword by Alan Bennett.
Cows are as varied as people. They can be highly intelligent or slow to understand, vain, considerate, proud, shy or inventive.
Although much of a cow's day is spent eating, they always find time for extra-curricular activities such as babysitting, playing hide and seek, blackberry-picking or fighting a tree.
This is an affectionate record of a hitherto secret world.
A Sunday Times bestseller