One of the best loved children's authors writing today tells his memoirs of both a farming and writing career.
This is the story of an ordinary family man from the heart of England, who, after years of a happy but less-than-successful career in farming, found himself in the limelight of a Hollywood blockbuster. Dick King-Smith was in his seventies when the film 'Babe', charmed audiences the world over. Few people knew that the author of all this success was a charming and unassuming man who had lived in a quiet corner of Gloucestershire for practically all his life, and whose failure as a farmer was largely due to the fact that he loved his animals too much.
This is the story of a down-to-earth but remarkable countryman. It is also a portrait of a farming and country community that has all but vanished - a nostalgic journey into an English rural past in the company of an accomplished, sympathetic and very funny storyteller.
- Publication Date:
- 08 / 01 / 2002
- 138 x 210mm