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Chicken Boy
  • ISBN: 9780241573655
  • Pages: 240
  • Illustrations: Original watercolours by the author.
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Binding: Hardback

Chicken Boy

My Life With Hens

Arthur Parkinson

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‘Chicken Boy, is part memoir (henoir?), part how-to guide to chicken-keeping, but above all, a love letter to these misunderstood creatures – not “disgusting and pecky” or just “Sunday dinner”, but charming, worthy of respect and above all, beautiful.’ Emma Beddington, The Observer

Most of us want a dog or a cat when we are young but for Arthur Parkinson, it was always hens.

From the allotments of Nottinghamshire to Chatsworth and an unlikely friendship with the late Duchess of Devonshire, a famous hen-keeper, Chicken Boy – illustrated by the author – tells the story of the love and satisfaction to be found in caring for living things.


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