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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Clarkson to release new farming book this month

English broadcaster, writer, journalist, and former Top Gear presenter turned farmer, Jeremy Clarkson, will release his newest book, Diddly Squat: ‘Til The Cows Come Home, at the end of this month.

According to a spokesperson for Penguin Michael Joseph, Clarkson, brings together his latest Sunday Times farming columns in the second book in the Diddly Squat collection.

Its release follows his hugely successful Amazon Prime show, the latest series of which could hit our screens next year, as That’s Farming reported in this article.

The publishing firm has described Clarkson as “the surprising new poster boy for British farming”.

Jeremy Clarkson

A spokesperson for the firm said:

“Welcome back to Clarkson’s Farm! The seeds are being sown, the soil turned, the farm shop restocked.”

“That is right – it is time for another riotous trip to Diddly Squat Farm with farmer-in-progress Jeremy Clarkson.”

“At the end of Jeremy’s first year in the tractor’s driving seat, Diddly Squat farm rewarded him with a profit of just £144.”

“So, while he is the first to admit that he is still only a ‘trainee farmer’, he clearly still has work to do.”

“Because while he has mastered the art of moaning about nearly everything, some of the other attributes required of a successful farmer prove more of a challenge.”

“But if the council planning department and the local red trouser brigade seem determined to frustrate his schemes at every turn, at least he’s got Lisa, Kaleb, cheerful Charlie and Gerald, his dry-stone-walling head of security to see him through.”

Life on Clarkson’s Farm may not always go according to plan, producers say.

There may not always be one. But there is not a day goes by when Jeremy cannot say ‘I have done a thing’ and mean it.


Jeremy Clarkson began his writing career in the Rotherham Advertiser.

Since then, he has written for the Sun, the Sunday Times, the Rochdale Observer, the Wolverhampton Express & Star, all the Associated Kent Newspapers and Lincolnshire Life.

His books have sold over 6.5 million copies in the UK alone.

He lives on Diddly Squat Farm in Oxfordshire, where he is learning to be a farmer.

National Farmers Union says that “Clarkson has showcased the passion, humour and personalities of the people who work throughout the year to grow the nation’s food”.

He has “brought an understanding of many of the issues faced by farmers to the British public”.

Pre-order your copy of the 240-page book – which will be released on September 29th, 2022 – via this link.

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