Jimmy Doherty, the owner of Jimmy’s Farm (located near Ipswich, Suffolk), star of numerous TV documentaries on the subject of food and farming, and author of On the Farm, A Taste of the Country and A Farmer’s Life for Me, was kind enough to answer some questions about his reading habits for The Book Base.
What was your favourite book as a child?
Amateur Naturalist by Gerald Durrell
What’s the best book you’ve read recently?
You Can Farm by Joel Salatin
Who are your favourite authors?
Richard Mabey and Michael Pollan
When and where do you do most of your reading?
Which book has influenced you the most?
We Want Real Food by Graham Harvey
What are you reading at the moment?
Salad Bar Beef by Joel Salatin
Having written several books, what advice would you give to beginning writers?
- Read as much as you can.
- Write how you speak and think.
If you’re visting Suffolk, make sure you check out Jimmy’s Farm – we’ve had a number of great family days out there and my son, who’s sixteen months old, absolutely loves the nature trail.
You can also follow Jimmy on Twitter.