Spalding bookshop’s book of the week

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Bookmark in Spalding has selected Cows in Trees by Julian Earl as a good read.

In his book Cows in Trees: A warm and witty memoir of a vet’s life, highly qualified veterinary surgeon Julian Earl entertains and inspires the reader with a selection of his favourite tales from a career spanning 30 years, which came to an abrupt end due to a life-threatening accident in 2012 during a road race.

The book is filled with hilarious, heart-warming and at times tear-jerking memories of a life spent looking after both farm animals and domestic pets including, as the title suggests, one tale of a cow stuck in a tree! It is a delightful memoir and a passionate recollection of the trials and tribulations of being a vet out in the field. From dancing sheep to wayward cats, join Earl on his good, bad and ugly journey to veterinary excellence.

After dreaming of becoming a vet from the age of eight, Julian Earl qualified as a veterinary surgeon at Liverpool University in 1981 and during his career he was the president of the Lincolnshire Veterinary Association and the Sheep Veterinary Society. He was awarded the status of Advanced Veterinary Practitioner in Sheep and Animal Welfare in 2015 and he is currently in training to become an approved para-cyclist.

Cows in Trees retails for £12.95 but there is a 20 per cent discount voucher in the Spalding Guardian of August 11.