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  • Published: 16 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473531680
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384
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A Breed Apart

My Adventures with Britain’s Rare Breeds




Countryfile presenter and author Adam Henson tells the story of the British Isles through the rare, native and historic breeds that have shaped our lives and our land

Discover a forgotten British heritage.

The protection and promotion of the UK’s rare breeds is something that’s in Adam Henson’s blood. His father, Joe, established the Rare Breeds Trust in 1973, and they have been a core attraction at the Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park ever since.

In Rare Breeds of the British Isles, Adam Henson takes readers on a journey around the country, discovering the animals that have shaped our lives and our land throughout the centuries. From postcard perfect Highland Cows, to the Cotwold sheep (for whom the Cotswolds are named) and the fearsome, four-horned Manx Loagthan ram, each chapter will see Adam travelling the length and breadth of the British Isles, to meet breed specialists and farmers who share his passion for rare breed preservation, and discuss the future of these magnificent animals.

  • Pub date: 16 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473531680
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the Author

Adam Henson

Adam Henson presents Countryfile, often from his 650-hectare farm in the Cotswolds. Having studied Agriculture at college, Adam took over Bemborough Farm from his father, Joe. The farm now grows wheat, spring barley and oilseed rape, runs a flock of 400 commercial ewes and has the UK's leading collection of rare breeds, many of which are in demand for film sets and advertisements. Cotswold Farm Park (www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk) offers a total countryside experience for all the family, welcoming more than 100,000 visitors each year.

Adam presented Lambing Live with Kate Humble, writes for Countryfile magazine and has appeared on Radio 4's On Your Farm and Farming Today. He is the author of three previous books, Adam’s Farm: My Life on the Land, the Sunday Times bestseller, Like Farmer, Like Son and A Farmer and His Dog.

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