Along Came a Llama

Tales from a Welsh Hill Farm
Ruth Janette Ruck


This gem of a memoir tells the charming tale of how a baby llama transformed a Welsh farming family forever. Ruth Ruck's family live on a Welsh mountain farm, no strangers to cow pats on the carpet and nesting hens in the larder. When dark days strike, they embark on a farming experiment to cheer them all up – but raising a baby llama proves more of an adventure than expected.

Things llamas like:

  • Snaffling cherry brandy, Easter eggs and the Radio Times
  • Fluttering movie star eyelashes at surprised visitors
  • Curling up in 'tea-cosy' position by the fire
  • Orbiting, helicoptering, and oompahing
  • Humming along to classical music
  • Locking victims in the lavatory

Things llamas dislike:

  • Having toenails trimmed by a visiting circus
  • Being adopted mother to an orphaned lamb
  • Invitations to star on Blue Peter
  • Accidentally swimming
  • Snowdonia's rainfall
  • The dark


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    200 x 130mm
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    Faber & Faber
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