Yorkshire-born Jeremy Clarkson’s farming series had us hooked from the get-go. ‘Clarkson’s Farm’ was a feel-good show that also had a teaching element to it, like that cool teacher everyone had at school. Every episode highlighted an issue many farmers face across the nation as it highlighted many issues.
To accompany the popular Amazon series, the Grand Tour presenter has written a book that coincides with his experience on Diddly Squat farm over the past year. Named ‘Diddly Squat: A Year On The Farm’ the book will include columns from Jeremy along with beautiful illustrations.
Published by Penguin Micheal Joseph, the book “takes readers with him on his extraordinary introduction to life as a farmer, as he has to contend with red-tape, biblical weather, local objections, a global pandemic and his own frankly staggering ignorance of how to ‘do farming’”
The publisher said the following: “In this gorgeously illustrated new collection of columns, Jeremy tells the story of how he traded in fast cars and city living for a new life in the country.
Commenting on the book Clarkson said: “I love writing about farming, but I love doing it even more.”
The Amazon description gives the reader an idea of what they’re going to get themselves into, which is, it seems. much of the same from the hit show. Set in the idyllic Cotswold village of Chipping Norton, Jeremy tells the tales of his time learning to be a farmer, accompanied by his hilarious farm hand Kaleb, Cheerful Charlie and all the others – we get to hear what Clarkson thinks of his first year in farming.
Earlier this month Jeremy Clarkson finally announced the news of a second series of ‘Clarkson’s Farm’ after speculations and rumours that it had been cancelled. We are guessing that it is going to be a long time coming since farming takes time, so this new book will come as a great taster whilst we wait.
You can pre-order and find out more about Jeremy Clarkson’s new book here.