a magnificent writer – Frank Morehouse

one of Australia’s most skilled, unusual and versatile writers – Peter Pierce, Sydney Morning Herald

the most eccentric writer in Oceania – Davide Brollo, Pangea

master of the short lyric poem – Judith Beveridge, Southerly

with Brooks to guide me, I might be ready for anything – Jane Sullivan, Australian Book Review

Nobody writes about animals the way David Brooks does – Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson



 ‘A philosophical and poetic journey recounting the author’s relationship with his four sheep and other animals in his home in the Blue Mountains. Both memoir and eloquent testament to animal rights.’

One of the most beautifully written books about animals I have ever read. I know of nothing else like it published in this or any other country. Deep, sensitive, charming, instructive and above all, humble. I cannot imagine anyone reading it without coming away in some profound sense altered.  

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

a beautiful meditation on animality … a very special and important book.

Geordie Williamson

a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the minds of non-human animals.

Christine Townend, founder of Animal Liberation

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