Well-known author, blogger, dairy farmer and friend of That’s Farming Lorna Sixsmith is set to release a memoir in May 2018.
Black & White Publishing will publish Till the Cows Come Home: Memories of a Rural Childhood. It recounts the stories of one farm across three generations: Lorna’s father’s childhood of the 1940s, Lorna’s childhood of the 1970s and now her own children’s, illustrating how life on the farm has changed over the years but also how many things still stay the same.
A Farmer’s Journey down memory lane
Through these touching, heart-warming and often amusing stories, a farmer’s journey down memory lane to glimpse rural life across the generations, recounted with Lorna’s trademark wit is set to be shared.
Managing Director at Black & White Publishing, Campbell Brown, acquired world rights to the book, and says: “Till the Cows Come Home is a memoir full of heart and humour. Lorna writes about the joys and the hardship of life as a farmer, but always with a glint in her eye. It gives an insight into the challenging but rewarding life of farmers, and is a charming and uplifting story that we’re sure readers will love”.
Sixsmith said: “I'm proud to be a farmer, to be following in the steps of my father and grandfather who ploughed the fields with their horses where we now graze our cows. I'm delighted to be publishing a childhood memoir telling the stories and adventures of three generations.”
Farming & Writing
Lorna runs a dairy farm with her husband Brian and two children in the South-East of Ireland.
Lorna and Brian swapped their careers in the public service in the UK for farming.
Sixsmith has written four non-fiction books to date: Would You Marry A Farmer? (2013), How to be a Perfect Farm Wife (2015), An Ideal Farm Husband (2016) and Collegiate School Celbridge: A Social History (2017).
Till the Cows Come Home will be published in hardback in May 2018, RRP £9.99.