Crampton’s book features a year in the life of her farm in Kilkenny, Ireland, written from the perspective of Bodacious. It talks of Bodacious’ daily farm duties and shepherding and of his unbreakable bond with Crampton.
Crampton will also talk about the legacy of her grandfather, the great Irish essayist and human rights activist Hubert Butler, who previously owned the farm.
‘Hubert Butler is one of the great essayists in the English language, the peer of Hazlitt, Robert Louis Stevenson and George Orwell.’ -John Banville
Crampton grew up in the USA but spent summers on the family farm in Ireland. She now lives on the farm with her flock of Zwartbles sheep, alpacas, horses, chickens, dogs and Bodacious.
This event is part of the festival’s Irish programme.