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Cows Can't Jump Paperback – March 18, 2021

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"A fabulous debut steeped in the wit and prose of a bullish veteran…impossible to put down…”

The Express UK

“Innovative, punchy and tender... maintains a balance of tone, a trueness of voice, laugh-out-loud humour and stiletto-sharp wit. Bowne’s debut is a performance of real originality and extraordinary promise. I can’t wait to see what he does next.” 

Ray Robinson, author of Electricity

Cows Can’t Jump leapt out for its boldness, confidence and humour. Philip is a gifted and perceptive writer with a fine eye for detail, dialogue and characterisation...a fresh take on the classic rite-of-passage."

Marion Urch, Spotlight First Novel Prize

Cows Can’t Jump announces a major talent. Bowne’s touch is light, but his themes resonate: faith, family, race, and (whisper it) Brexit. The prose sparkles like sunshine hitting the English Channel. Philip Bowne is going to be a superstar.” 

D.D. Johnston, author of Peace, Love & Petrol Bombs

“Part coming-of-age story, part European travel adventure, Phil Bowne’s debut novel deftly mixes laugh-out-loud hijinx with moments of true poignancy, and is filled with memorable scenes and a caste of eclectic, authentic characters. Billy is a brilliant narrator-pilgrim for the next generation.” 

Tyler Keevil, author of No Good Brother

About the Author

Phil lives in London and works as a writer for The Wombles, a forthcoming children’s TV show and book series. His novel, Cows Can’t Jump, was recently awarded the Spotlight First Novel Prize. Last year, the text was selected to be read at literary event Novel London. His short fiction has been published in the UK, US and Canada. He's worked as a travel writer for Lonely Planet and The Guardian, and in 2016 he worked as a volunteer in the Calais ‘jungle’ refugee camp, which inspired the section in the novel where Billy walks north with a group of refugees.

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  • Item Weight : 10.2 ounces
  • Paperback : 276 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1911107356
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1911107354
  • Product Dimensions : 7.72 x 1.06 x 5.12 inches
  • Publisher : Neem Tree Press (March 18, 2021)
  • Language: : English
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic debut novel
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jam packed content
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