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

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

Description

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.


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Details

Author(s)
James Rebanks, Bryan Dick
Dimensions
122 x 132mm | 68g
Publication date
01 Feb 2016
Publisher
Bolinda Publishing
Imprint
Audible/Bolinda Audio
Publication City/Country
Australia
Edition
Unabridged
Edition Statement
Unabridged edition
ISBN10
1489094369
ISBN13
9781489094360
Bestsellers rank
761,208