South Devon, 2001. Jeff is a dairy vet with a problem. Michael is a cattle farmer – he is a problem. The two men have a grudging respect for one another, usually expressed through a shared fag, a nip of whisky and some boisterous banter.
But when Foot and Mouth sweeps across the UK countryside their friendship – and indeed their whole way of life – is thrown into question. Michael watches in disbelief as his cows are rounded up, and to his horror, it is Jeff brandishing the gun.
Tender, funny and full of love, And Then Come the Nightjars is a story of male friendship against the odds, and a tribute to rural English life.