Buy new:
FREE delivery on your first order.
This title will be released on March 25, 2021.
Order now and we'll notify you by email when we have an estimated delivery date for this item.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from
Sold by
Ships from

Sold by

Return policy: Returnable until Jan 31, 2021
For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021.

Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Cows Can't Jump Paperback – March 18, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
Pre-order Price Guarantee. Details

"The Lost Girls of Devon" by Barbara O'Neal
From the Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author of When We Believed in Mermaids comes a story of four generations of women grappling with family betrayals and long-buried secrets. | Learn more
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Special offers and product promotions

  • Pre-order Price Guarantee! Order now and if the price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price. Here's how (restrictions apply)
  • Amazon Business : For business-only pricing, quantity discounts and FREE Shipping. Register a free business account

Editorial Reviews


"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.

Product details

  • 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
  • Customer Reviews:
    5.0 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

Customer reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5
16 global ratings
5 star
4 star 0% (0%) 0%
3 star 0% (0%) 0%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

There are 0 reviews and 0 ratings from the United States

Top reviews from other countries

Ms. S. Simpson
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking Debut novel
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 9, 2020
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
O. Jarvis
5.0 out of 5 stars Very hard to put down!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 3, 2020
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Dean Woodham
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic debut novel
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 21, 2020
Verified Purchase
Samuel Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny !
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 23, 2020
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Mr S Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Jam packed content
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 26, 2020
Verified Purchase