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Forging On

A warm laugh out loud funny story of Yorkshire country life

By Catherine Robinson

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A charming story full of dry Yorkshire humour and warmth - a must-read for fans of James Herriot Clare Balding, Countryfile and The Shepherd's Life.

'Wonderfully warm and funny' Cathy Woodman, bestselling author of Trust Me I'm A Vet

Will is a Yorkshire lad, through and through. He's in his element when he's outside in the country air, not stuck in a classroom wasting his youth and the beauty of Yorkshire. When he starts as an apprentice farrier, his first few days are a baptism of fire. His fellow apprentice is a wind-up merchant and his gruff boss, Stanley, ribs him mercilessly about his tea drinking habit. But in this chaotic environment, the three of them form a brotherhood, and soon, Will realises that the coming year is going to teach him a lot more than how to shoe a horse properly...

A charming story full of dry Yorkshire humour and warmth - a must-read for fans of James Herriot, Clare Balding, Countryfile and The Shepherd's Life.

Biographical Notes

Catherine Robinson lives with her husband near Clitheroe in Lancashire, where she has always lived, and where (when not teaching or writing) she has raised a son, farmed a small flock of Derbyshire Gritstone sheep, and bred horses. Forging On is her first novel.

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  • ISBN: 9781409168447
  • Publication date: 20 Apr 2017
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Orion
Wonderfully warm and funny — Cathy Woodman, bestselling author of TRUST ME, I'M A VET
'Perfect holiday poolside read.' — The Lady
Wonderfully warm and funny — Cathy Woodman, bestselling author of TRUST ME, I'M A VET
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