THE RIGHT COLOUR is a novel about a cow. Born on a small farm in Aberdeenshire in the mid 1980’s, the Princess never really fitted in. Sure she was black, but the wrong kind of black. Her early years were plagued with hardship, bullying and racism but this only lead her to believe that she was special, the Chosen One. Now nearing the end of her life, the Princess tells her own extraordinary tale of an exceptional journey towards her destiny at the greatest cattle show of all, Royal Smithfield. On the way she encounters so colourful characters of that time, many of whom get a kick in the shin. Her exploits include a stupid sheepdog, getting drunk and a London bus, to name but a few. Her tale is entertaining, charming, funny and emotional, a good read for all age groups. However, this book also has an underlying trend to recount, with some accuracy, the dark art of livestock showing, a world that only a lucky few have experienced. If you are one of these select few, then you will definitely relate to this story on many levels, I promise you. If you were ever at Smithfield, this book will bring back the sounds, smells and visions of those heady December days in Earls Court. If you are not, well it will reveal to you a whole new world of trials, heartaches and passion that you were blissfully unaware of.