Diddly Squat: The No 1 Sunday Times Bestseller
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But, while he was barrelling around the world having more fun with cars than was entirely reasonable, it seemed obvious that the actual, you know, farming was much better left to someone else Then one day he decided he would do the farming himself. Faced with suffocating red tape, biblical weather, local objections, a global pandemic and his own frankly staggering ignorance of how to 'do farming', Jeremy soon realises that turning the farm around is going to take more than splashing out on a massive tractor. Follow Jeremy as he embarks on the challenge of farming on an idyllic plot of land in the Cotswolds. Clarkson also shines a light on the costs involved to farmers – they have to think in terms of hundreds of thousands of pounds (e. From the challenges of sustainability to the delicate balance between tradition and innovation, he tackles serious topics with a light-hearted touch, making Diddly Squat not only a riotous read but also an insightful exploration of the agricultural industry.
It is just an amazing book, so if, like me, you enjoy agricultural and business/ comedy books, it is a must read.to formation combine harvesting, getting tied-up in knots of red tape to chasing viciously athletic cows, our hero soon learns that enthusiasm alone might not be enough.
There are other things that frustrated Jeremy too, such as the control the government has over what is grown, Brexit laws changing the way things work (like having seeds stuck in France with no way out) and general government bureaucracy. It is not included in promotions available to our main range products, as stated in our terms of service. Being a collection of his columns as usual this is a quick and easy read, and makes some poignant and thought-provoking points about the existential crisis British farming is facing in a format that will make people sit up and listen. It’s clear that even for all its frustrations, Clarkson enjoys farming and it really shows through his writing. In particular, the damage having a government that doesn’t understand nor see the importance of British farming and the impact the current economic climate is having on farming economics.He rose to fame as one of the hosts of the immensely popular BBC motoring show, "Top Gear," where his larger-than-life personality, wit, and unfiltered opinions won him a massive following worldwide. Pull on your wellies, grab your flat cap and join Jeremy Clarkson in this hilarious and fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the farm we're all obsessed with .
Since the mid-1990s Clarkson has become a recognised public personality, regularly appearing on British television presenting his own shows and appearing as a guest on other shows. You'll find yourself rooting for Jeremy, laughing alongside him, and marvelling at his unwavering determination to succeed against all odds.Enthusiastic schemes to diversify have met with stubborn opposition from the red trouser brigade, defeat at the hands of Council Planning department, and predictable derision from Kaleb - although, to be fair, even Lisa had doubts about Jeremy's brilliant plan to build a business empire founded on rewilding and nettle soup. In 1988, Clarkson joined the original format of "Top Gear" as a presenter, alongside co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May.