The Shepherd s Life

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The Shepherd s Life

The Shepherd s Life

From James Rebanks, the Herdwick Shepherd, comes The Shepherd's Life, a story of the Lake District and its people which could redefine the literature of rural life Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations. Their way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand, and has been for hundreds of years. A Viking would understand the work they do: sending the sheep to the fells in the summer and making the hay; the autumn fairs where the flocks are replenished; the gruelling toil of winter when the sheep must be kept alive, and the light-headedness that comes with spring, as the lambs are born and the sheep get ready to return to the fells. These modern dispatches from an ancient landscape tell the story of a deep-rooted attachment to place, describing a way of life that is little noticed and yet has profoundly shaped this landscape. In evocative and lucid prose, James Rebanks takes us through a shepherd's year, offering a unique account of rural life and a fundamental connection with the land that most of us have lost. It is a story of working lives, the people around him, his childhood, his parents and grandparents, a people who exist and endure even as the world changes around them. Many stories are of people working desperately hard to leave a place. This is the story of someone trying desperately hard to stay. James Rebanks is the Herdwick Shepherd, whose account of shepherding has a strong following on Twitter (@herdyshepherd1). His family has farmed in the same area for more than six hundred years.

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The Shepherd's Life
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: James Rebanks
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-02 - Publisher: Penguin UK

From James Rebanks, the Herdwick Shepherd, comes The Shepherd's Life, a story of the Lake District and its people which could redefine the literature of rural life Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of
A Shepherd's Life
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: William Henry Hudson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-16 - Publisher:

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A Shepherd's Life: Impressions of the South Wiltshire Downs
Language: en
Pages: 261
Authors: W. H. Hudson
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-26 - Publisher: Good Press

"A Shepherd's Life: Impressions of the South Wiltshire Downs" by W. H. Hudson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need
The Shepherd's Life
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: James Rebanks
Categories: Farm life
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-10 - Publisher: Anchor Canada

A major new talent redefines the literature of rural life. Old world met new when a shepherd in the English Lake District impulsively started a Twitter account. A routine cell phone upgrade left author James Rebanks with a pretty decent camera and a pre-loaded Twitter app--the tools to share his
Shepherds of Britain - Scenes from Shepherd Life Past and Present
Language: en
Pages: 362
Authors: Adelaide L. J. Gosset
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-29 - Publisher: Read Books Ltd

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