Dick King-Smith's memoirs deal mainly with the 14 years he spent on Woodlands Farm. The eccentric cast of animals and humans he met provided a wealth of material for his writing, his third, and best-known career, thanks to the film "Babe".
Dick's story begins with his apprenticeship on a farm before World War II, touches lightly on his war experiences and his childhood romance with the girl he later married, and then moves on to the core of his memoirs: the fourteen years he spent on Woodlands Farm. The eccentric cast of animal and human characters on the farm provided a wealth of material for his later writing. This is farming at its funniest but, when the farm failed, he remembers settling happily into teaching before blossoming into his third and best-known career as a writer, and finding international fame with the release of the film, BABE.
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Dick King-Smith was a farmer in Gloucestershire for many years before teaching in a village primary school and becoming a writer. His phenomenally successful children's stories are marked by endearing humour and characters of unique depth and life. Dick won The Guardian Award for THE SHEEP-PIG which was transformed into the blockbusting film, BABE. He lives near Bristol.
Chewing The Cud by Dick King-Smith
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