The Shepherd's Life

The Shepherd's Life: A Tale of the Lake District

Non-Fiction, Literary Biography & Memoir, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Natural World & Environment, Nature Writing
Paperback Published on: 03/03/2016
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'Absorbing, often funny, and beautifully written... a testament to the importance of maintaining a connection to the land' - The Observer  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. In evocative and lucid prose, James Rebanks takes us through a shepherd’s year, offering a unique account of the rural life and fundamental connection with the land that most of us have lost.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141979366
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 236g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm

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The Shepherd's Life
Well written and absorbing, but thoroughly misleading and in some ways rather unpleasant.
I didn't particularly warm to Rebanks, and not merely because he tells us in the opening pages that at his school he and his classmates competed to smash t... READ MORE
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A Shepherd's Life
Honest, passionate, gruff, brutal, generous - full of northern grit and pride and no-frills description of the day-to-day ups and downs (plenty of both) on... READ MORE
The Shepherd's Life
I bought this book as I wanted to get to know what being a shepherd means and this is what it is all about. What impressed me is the close relationship tha... READ MORE
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'The Shepherd's Life'
The Shepherd's Life is moving, tough, heartening, inexorably sad and sometimes beautiful. The life of a shepherd in the Lake District is something I can re... READ MORE
Jill Conway-Fell
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The Shepherd’s Life
I absolutely loved this book. It should be required reading for anyone who cares about this country, our farmers, our landscape and our heritage. We need t... READ MORE
Angela Master
The Shepherd's Life
Great book
The Shepherds life is a very interesting and gritty book that would appeal to anyone who likes the lake district.
Katryn Bone
The Shepherd's Life
Amusing, thoughtful, gruff, modern.
When this title was first published I thought it was just about sheep...but when I started to read further it became very amusing, down to earth, with a ce... READ MORE
The Shepherd's Life
A thoroughly funny and entertaining book which still manages to teach you lots. I highly recommend it.
Clementina Baker Vallot