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For the Love of the Land: Stories of Farming's Past, Present and Future (Hardback)

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A portrait of British farm life at a time of unprecedented change

When Sarah Langford moved from the city to the countryside she found herself thrust back into an agricultural life she had left behind. But her farming friends were facing very different challenges to her tweed-clad grandfather, one of the generation of farmers heralded as heroes for saving the nation from starvation in World War Two. She found them beleaguered with the challenges of climate change, Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic, and facing accusations of ecological mismanagement from a hostile media.

In For a Love of the Land, Sarah follows the stories of farmers from across the UK through the seasons, from generational dairy farmers in Cumbria to first time farmers rewilding land in Norfolk. Through their stories, she seeks to humanise an industry so often misunderstood, showing us what we can learn from farmers about ideas such as sustainability, self-sufficiency and living closely with nature.

Both an authentic, beautifully written portrait of 21st Century farming and a look to its future that bridges the gap between city and country, this is a deeply personal record of the stories of those who live and work on the land and produce our food.

Natural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingAnimal husbandryDairy farmingNatural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingAnimal husbandryPoultry farmingNatural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingOrganic farming Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 07/07/2022 ISBN-13: 9780241503744  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Sarah Langford is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law. For ten years, she worked in criminal and family law in London and around the UK. Coming from a farming background in Hampshire, she studied English at University and then worked as a barmaid, legal secretary and note-taking clerk before completing a law conversation and going on to train as a barrister. Sarah left the Bar on maternity leave to have her two small sons. She now lives between Suffolk and London and is writing full time.

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