The Yorkshire Shepherdess

The Yorkshire Shepherdess

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Nature Writing
Paperback Published on: 26/02/2015
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The Yorkshire Shepherdess
The Yorkshire Shepherdess
If you've ever dreamt of escaping the rat race without the cold, driving rain and the long days then this is the book for you. Amanda Owen writes beautiful... READ MORE
Libby at Truro


The Sunday Times bestseller following the inspiring story of life as a shepherdess, by the star of Channel 5’s Our Yorkshire Farm.

Amanda Owen has been seen by millions on ITV's The Dales and Channel 5's Our Yorkshire Farm, living a life that has almost gone in today's modern world, a life ruled by the seasons and her animals. She is a farmer's wife and shepherdess, living alongside her husband Clive and seven children at Ravenseat, a 2000 acre sheep hill farm at the head of Swaledale in North Yorkshire. It's a challenging life but one she loves.

In The Yorkshire Shepherdess she describes how the rebellious girl from Huddersfield, who always wanted to be a shepherdess, achieved her dreams. Full of amusing anecdotes and unforgettable characters, the book takes us from fitting in with the locals to fitting in motherhood, from the demands of the livestock to the demands of raising a large family in such a rural backwater. Amanda also evokes the peace of winter, when they can be cut off by snow without electricity or running water, the happiness of spring and the lambing season, and the backbreaking tasks of summertime – haymaking and sheepshearing – inspiring us all to look at the countryside and those who work there with new appreciation.

Read more inspiring tales of life as a shepherdess with A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess and Adventures Of The Yorkshire Shepherdess.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781447251781
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 256g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 22 mm

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The Yorkshire Shepherdess
Yorkshire sheperdess
Very entertaining read gives a genuine description of the life endured by her through all weathers good luck and back and with a young family to hand
The Yorkshire Shepherdess
The Yorkshire Shepherdess
If you saw the channel 5 series, "Our Yorkshire Farm" you already know this lady and her family. She writes engagingly and is exactly the warm independent ... READ MORE
Chiquita Vickerstaff
The Yorkshire Shepherdess
An excellent, informative and humorous publication. A well received gift.
Christopher Antcliffe
The Yorkshire Shepherdess
Superb Autobiography of a plucky, physically and mentally resilient person
If you love the wild outdoors and have sympathy/empathy for the hard life of hill farmers than this is for you. Fascinating and busy life, well written boo... READ MORE
Patricia Caroline E Flynn