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Win copies of Living Our Best Lives: Cannon Hall Farm for your reading group!

Mirror Books are delighted to offer two reading groups ten copies of Living Our Best Lives: Cannon Hall Farm to read and review!

About the book


The tough and touching tale of a real Yorkshire family farm.

In the 60 years that Yorkshire farmer Roger Nicholson has lived at Cannon Hall Farm near Barnsley, he has turned what was once a humble small family farm into an inspiring success story.

This book covers the history of the Nicholsons and their farming dynasty, which dates back to the 1600s. From tales of Roger’s father, Charlie, and his prize-winning beer-drinking bull, to how Roger had to take over the farm at just 16 years old. Decades of financial struggle followed for Roger, his wife and their three children, but through love and sheer determination, the family turned their lives around. This is a story of dedication, optimism and heart.

The Nicholsons captured the hearts of the nation with their popular live Facebook broadcasts, which led to them featuring on Channel 5’s Springtime on the Farm.

How to get invovled

Mirror Books are delighted to offer two reading groups a set of ten copies of Living our Best Lives: Cannon Hall Farm in exchange for online reviews. To pitch for your group to get involved, please log into Reading Groups for Everyone and complete the survey below by midnight on Monday 28 June 2021.

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To pitch for your group to take part, please complete this survey by midnight on Monday 28 June 2021.

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