People ask who did the illustrations for my book, CHICKEN COOPS.. so I had better own up – ’twas me.

Art A-level too many decades ago is the only qualification I can summon to mind, though I have managed to keep my hand in meanwhile with a sketch-book in my handbag and Saturday morning life-drawing classes (‘that lady really took her clothes off in front of you!’ my daughters cry). There is no job I can think of more pleasurable than standing at my drawing board sketching hens, coops and all. With Farming Today on iplayer in the background, of course.

High heels-card

These shoes were the original feet for the cover of CHICKEN COOPS…until we decided that wellies were more ‘accessible’. The shoes really do exist and have served me well in and out of the coop.