The Shepherd's Life

Author: James Rebanks

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141979372

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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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.

A Shepherd's Life

Author: William Henry Hudson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3752303174


Page: 185

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Reproduction of the original: A Shepherd's Life by William Henry Hudson

A Shepherd's Life: Impressions of the South Wiltshire Downs

Author: W. H. Hudson

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: History

Page: 211

View: 5944

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "A Shepherd's Life: Impressions of the South Wiltshire Downs" by W. H. Hudson. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

The Shepherd's View

Author: James Rebanks

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250103371

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 5488

From The New York Times bestselling author of The Shepherd’s Life, a breathtaking book of photography and wisdom that chronicles an ancient way of living that deeply resonates in our modern world. With over eighty full color photographs The English Lake District comes into full focus: the sheep competitions of the spring, the sweeping pastures of the summer, beloved sheep dogs in the fall and the harsh snows of winter. A celebration of a way of life still very much alive, The Shepherd’s View is a poetic, and artistic achievement from one of England’s most celebrated new voices.

A Shepherd's Life

Author: W. H. Hudson

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 0241273358

Category: Nature

Page: 0

View: 6709

Considered a classic at the time of its publication in 1910, A Shepherd's Life is a rare account of the lives of those who lived on and worked the land in nineteenth-century rural Britain. A masterful work of prose, W. H. Hudson focuses on the story of one man, a Wiltshire shepherd named Caleb Bawcombe, whose tales of sheep dogs, farmer's wives, poachers and local fairs become a sublime account of a way of life that has largely disappeared from these shores.

Ezekiel and Daniel

Author: Henry Cowles

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bible

Page: 492

View: 2606

Littell's Living Age

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 848

View: 3305