A Year on Our Farm : How the Countryside Made Me by Matt Baker
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A Year on Our Farm : How the Countryside Made Me by Matt Baker

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Escape into nature with Matt Baker and pre-order in his first ever book - a diary of the natural year and a glimpse into family life on the farm Peppered with his hand drawn sketches and moments from his TV career throughout, this is a heartfelt and fascinating insight into Matt's life outside of our TV screens.  Matt Baker is at his happiest on the farm. Away from the bright lights of hosting our favourite television programmes, Countryfile, The One Show, Blue Peter and many more, he is often in the company of his family, dogs, array of sheep, Mediterranean miniature donkeys and a whole host of wildlife in the farm's ancient woodland. Now, following the ever-changing seasons, Matt takes us on a journey with his family on the farm.

We see woodland animals emerge after a long winter of hibernation, hear the dawn chorus in the height of summer and see the preparations unfold for the harsh and wild winter months. Peppered with hand drawn sketches, unforgettable moments from his TV career and stories of a landscape you'll fall in love with, Matt offers readers a touching insight into life on the farm, and how the power and beauty of the countryside can be an inspiration and source of joy for all of us. A celebration of the natural year, Matt Baker takes us on a journey through the seasons, his life on the farm and how the power and beauty of the countryside has made him who he is.


  • Format:  Hardback
  • 336 pages
  • Publisher:  Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint:  Michael Joseph Ltd
  • ISBN:  9780241542736
  • Published:  30 Sep 2021
  • Classifications:
    • United Kingdom, Great Britain
    • Memoirs
    • Agriculture & Farming
    • Wildlife: general interest
    • The Countryside, country life
  • Readership:  General 
  • Weight:  592g
  • Dimensions:  164 x 240 x 35 (mm)
  • Pub. Country:  United Kingdom

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