Sara Cox - Till the Cows Come Home

Sara's TV career began with the notorious The Girlie Show, and she went on to present numerous shows for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.   Her most recent TV work includes The Great Pottery Throwdown (BBC2), Back In Time For Tea (BBC2), and BBC2's dating series Love In The Countryside.  She is also a regular co-presenter of Radio 4's Loose Ends, and has written columns for The Mirror and The Guardian.
Currently, Sara presents Drivetime on Radio 2 and the weekly TV book programme Between the Covers on BBC2.

She will be in conversation with Jeremy Vine talking about her memoir Till the Cows Come Home: A Lancashire Childhood  and her career in TV and Radio.

The youngest of five siblings, Sara grew up on her father's cattle farm surrounded by dogs, cows, horses, fields and lots of 'cack'.  The lanky kid sister - half girl, half forehead - a nuisance to the older kids, the farm was her very own dangerous adventure playground, a Bolton version of Narnia.  Her writing conjures up a time of wagon rides and haymaking and agricultural shows alongside chain-smoking pensioners, cabaret nights at the Conservative club and benign parenting.  Sara's love of family, of the animals and the people around them, shines through.  Unforgettable characters are lovingly and expertly drawn, bringing to life a time and place.

Till the Cows Come Home is a wonderfully written, funny coming-of-age memoir and not what you'd expect from the original ladette and one of radio's most enduring and well-loved presenters.  

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