THE SHEPHERD'S LIFE: A TALE OF THE LAKE DISTRICT

THE SHEPHERD'S LIFE: A TALE OF THE LAKE DISTRICT

By: REBANKS, James

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From James Rebanks, the Herdwick Shepherd, comes The Shepherd's Life, a sto ry 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 R ebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shep herd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lak e 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 u nderstand the work they do: sending the sheep to the fells in the summer an d making the hay; the autumn fairs where the flocks are replenished; the gr uelling toil of winter when the sheep must be kept alive, and the light-hea dedness that comes with spring, as the lambs are born and the sheep get rea dy to return to the fells. These modern dispatches from an ancient landscap e 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. I n evocative and lucid prose, James Rebanks takes us through a shepherd's ye ar, offering a unique account of rural life and a fundamental connection wi th 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 wh o 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 s omeone trying desperately hard to stay. James Rebanks is the Herdwick Sheph erd. His family has farmed in the same area for more than six hundred years.

Title: THE SHEPHERD'S LIFE: A TALE OF THE LAKE DISTRICT

Author Name: REBANKS, James

Categories: Biographies & Memoirs,

Publisher: Penguin: 2016

ISBN Number: 0141979364

ISBN Number 13: 9780141979366

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000051084