Read reviews by writer Dervla Murphy and journalist Samira Ahmed

A Runaway Goat

A Runaway Goat

“Lucy’s story is at bottom very simple. She wants to do good. And she finds the idea of compromising that simple notion impossible to contemplate.”

“… not being affected with the condition herself, she can spot a phoney at 300 paces – and then makes her feelings about phoniness unambiguously clear.”

“Lucy’s capacity to relish the absurd, even or especially when she is the butt of the joke, is essential for any one who spends a long time in India.”

Simon Barnes, The Times

Lucy Mathen is donating all proceeds of her book to Second Sight.

Available from:


  • Waterstone's Bookshop
    The City University
    Northampton Square,
    London EC1V OLH
    Tel : 0207 040 4850 / 0207 608 0706
    The Store is open 9.30-5.30
    Monday to Friday only.
    Mail orders taken by this bookshop.

  • John
    125 Holloway Rd
    London N7 8LT
    tel: 020 7700 4844

Readers’ Comments

“I am presently devouring your runaway goat!  It's an intriguing and awe inspiring story!”
“I have read your book three times now, and find it quite remarkable.”
Frank Maguire, Glasgow

“Just finished it. It is splendid. Beautifully written, passionate, clear and convincing. Bravo!”
Margaret Lazarus, California, USA

“Very inspiring and informative. I have now read it three times.”
Sheila Brockelbank, Wargrave, Berkshire

“Just finished reading your book—so incredibly inspiring what you and so many others have managed to accomplish in the past 10years! I started reading it last night and finished this morning—couldn’t put it down!”
Laurie Flowers, Massachusetts, USA

Francisca Van Holthoon, Crediton, Devon

“A great read.”
Henry Rising, Exeter, Devon

“It made me feel I could really achieve anything if I put my mind to it, which is an overrated idea until you find examples of it.”
April Fernandez, Sydney, Australia