Share Lorna's memories of a rural childhood in local author's new book

Share Lorna's memories of a rural childhood in local author's new book
By arts reporter ryan@leinsterexpress.ie @laoisnews

Popular Crettyard author Lorna Sixsmith is set to publish her fifth book next year, ‘Till the Cows Come Home: Memories of a Rural Childhood.

The book 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.

What stands true across generations is that cows know how to escape even when you’ve planned a day off, that the collie is still a farmer’s best friend – and that laughter is always the best medicine.

Through these touching, heart-warming and often amusing stories, we share a farmer’s journey down memory lane to glimpse rural life across the generations, recounted with Lorna’s trademark wit.

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.”

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.”