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The Yorkshire Shepherdess by Amanda Owen
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The Yorkshire Shepherdess

by Amanda Owen

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This was my third book on shepherding life in the UK (first was James Rebanks' The Shepherd's Life, followed by W.H. Hudson's earlier book by the same title). It's an easy, interesting read, and while Ms. Owens' writing doesn't have the spare stylishness of Mr. Rebanks' book, it's still worthwhile. ( )
  mrsmig | Jan 19, 2018 |
Brilliant autobiography about her life on a remote Dales farm which is very well written, full of self-deprecating humour and characters which jump off the pages. Can't imagine how shehadtime to write it though in between looking after all their animals and seven children! ( )
  edwardsgt | Jan 7, 2016 |
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"Amanda Owen has been seen by millions on ITV's The Dales, 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."--Wheelers.… (more)

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