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3 June 2023

9:00 AM

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9:00 AM

Chicken Boy: My Life with Hens Arthur Parkinson

Particular Books, pp.233, 22

Under the Henfluence: The World of Chickens and the People Who Love Them Tove Danovich

William Collins, pp.219, 16.99

A friend of mine, an inspirational teacher, says that one of the best things parents can do is to allow children to believe that their dreams can come true. Arthur Parkinson met his first chicken as a toddler, growing up in a former mining town, and from that moment he longed for a brood of his own.

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