Common or Garden Cows by Karen Humpage illustrated book *** Signed copy ***

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Common or Garden Cows by Karen Humpage illustrated book *** Signed copy ***



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What would you do if you found a cow in your front garden?
Find out how people coped when the cows came to town!
Woodford-born artist Karen Humpage recalls the days when cows wandered around the suburban streets adjoining Epping Forest.

See how the cows munched their way through people’s gardens!
Find out how they brought traffic to a standstill!
Look at what they left behind on the pavement!

See how their antics caused no end of consternation for homeowners and shopkeepers, frustration for motorists, wonderment and fun for children, and something to bark at for dogs. With the help of local peoples’ recollections, Karen’s gently humorous writing paints pictures of cow/human interactions, upsets to the suburban idyll and the occasional far-fetched flight of fancy. All accompanied by Karen’s gloriously colourful paintings complementing the text.

Not just a book for the people of Epping Forest, this book will resonate with anyone who lives near to an area of common land where cattle are grazed.
Adults and children alike will enjoy this book.

****Signed copy *****
If you wish me to personalise your copy with: "to ........" or write a special message please let me know. Otherwise I will just sign my name on the front endpaper.

Published by Matador Books
ISBN 9781838590178
Full colour illustrations, photos and black-and-white line drawings
64pp, 210 x 297mm
RRP £12.99


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willnia 14 Oct, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Fab memories of the cows which used to meander from garden to garden around Wanstead Flats along with Karen's humorous works of art. What's not to like. Arrived quickly and was as good as I thought it was going to be.

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Stephanie Higham 12 May, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

My drawing arrived today and I can’t thank you enough!! This was my Nan and Grandad’s house and you’ve somehow, ever so brilliantly, managed to capture all the love and happiness shared within those 4 walls. I can’t stop looking at it, with a huge big smile on my face - Thank you!!

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hannahvinten 22 Dec, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful watercolour of my very special childhood home for my parents who have been there for nearly 30 years. I live 90 miles away, and with covid I wasn’t able to go and stay and take new photos of the house. Karen was extremely helpful in reflecting changes to the old photos I did have to reflect the house as it is now. Couldn’t have wished for anything better! Thank you so much, they’re going to love it!

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Kerry Maxwell 11 Nov, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely amazing! Such talent. I ordered two of these of our wedding venue for our first anniversary, one for us and one to gift the hotel. They were perfect. Excellent customer service. Would absolutely order again. Thank you

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