The Shepherd s Life

The Shepherd s Life
Author: James Rebanks
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 0385682859
ISBN 13: 9780385682855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shepherd s Life Book Review:

A major new talent redefines the literature of rural life. Old world met new when a shepherd in the English Lake District impulsively started a Twitter account. A routine cell phone upgrade left author James Rebanks with a pretty decent camera and a pre-loaded Twitter app--the tools to share his way of life with the world. And what began as a tentative experiment became an international phenomenon. James has worked the land for years, as did his father, and his father before him. His family has lived and farmed in the Lake District of Northern England as long as there have been written records (since 1420) and possibly much longer. And while the land itself has inspired great poets and authors we have rarely heard from the people who tend it. One Twitter account has changed all that, and now James Rebanks has broken free of the 140-character limit and produced "the book I have wanted to write my whole life." The Shepherd's Life is a memoir about growing up amidst a magical, storied landscape, of coming of age in the 1980s and 1990s among hills that seem timeless, and yet suffused with history. Broken into the four seasons, the book chronicles the author's daily experiences at work with his flock and brings alive his family and their ancient way of life, which at times can seem irreconcilable with the modern world. An astonishing original work, The Shepherd's Life is an intimate look from inside a seemingly ordinary life, one that celebrates the meaning of place, the ties of family to the land around them, and the beauty of the past. It is the untold story of the Lake District, of a people who exist and endure out of sight in the midst of the most iconic literary landscape in the world. From the Hardcover edition.

The Shepherd s Life

The Shepherd s Life
Author: James Rebanks
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-04-02
ISBN 10: 0141979372
ISBN 13: 9780141979373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shepherd s Life Book Review:

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'Affectionate, evocative, illuminating. A story of survival - of a flock, a landscape and a disappearing way of life. I love this book' Nigel Slater 'Triumphant, a pastoral for the 21st century' Helen Davies, Sunday Times, Books of the Year 'The nature publishing sensation of the year, unsentimental yet luminous' Melissa Harrison, The Times, Books of the Year 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.

The Shepherd s Life

The Shepherd s Life
Author: James Rebanks
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-05-12
ISBN 10: 1250060257
ISBN 13: 9781250060259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shepherd s Life Book Review:

"It's bloody marvelous." - Helen Macdonald, New York Times bestselling author of H IS FOR HAWK The Instant #1 International Bestseller 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, his family have lived and worked in the Lake District of Northern England for generations, further back than recorded history. It's a part of the world known mainly for its romantic descriptions by Wordsworth and the much loved illustrated children's books of Beatrix Potter. But James' world is quite different. His way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand. It hasn't changed for hundreds of years: sending the sheep to the fells in the summer and making the hay; the autumn fairs where the flocks are replenished; the grueling 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 hills and valleys. The Shepherd's Life the story of a deep-rooted attachment to place, modern dispatches from an ancient landscape that describe a way of life that is little noticed and yet has profoundly shaped the landscape over time. 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 culture - of the Lake District, and of farming - changes around them. Many memoirs are of people working desperately hard to leave a place. This is the story of someone trying desperately hard to stay.

The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd

The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd
Author: James Rebanks
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-02-07
ISBN 10: 0241401100
ISBN 13: 9780241401101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd Book Review:

I am the luckiest man alive, because I get to live and work in the most beautiful place on earth: Matterdale in the English Lake District. When I was a child we didn't really go anywhere, except a week in the Isle of Man when I was about ten years old, and I never left Britain until I was twenty. Even now, years later, the best bit of any travelling is coming home. Bringing us into the world of shepherd's baking competitions, sheep shows and moments out on the fell watching the sheep run away home, James Rebanks interweaves thoughts and reflections on the art of shepherding with his photographs of the valley, people and animals that make up the daily life of the fells. A life lived by the three hundred surviving fell farming families, this is a book of photos and words filled with reverence and love.

A Shepherd s Life

A Shepherd s Life
Author: William Henry Hudson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2020-07-16
ISBN 10: 3752303174
ISBN 13: 9783752303179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Shepherd s Life Book Review:

Reproduction of the original: A Shepherd's Life by William Henry Hudson

The Shepherd s Granddaughter

The Shepherd s Granddaughter
Author: Anne Laurel Carter
Publsiher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0888999038
ISBN 13: 9780888999030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shepherd s Granddaughter Book Review:

Amani, a young Palestinian girl, looks to the meadows of the Firdoos to get her sheep the food they need, but when Israeli settlers impede her ability to get to the pasture, she must try to find a peaceful solution to the problem.

The Ninemile Wolves

The Ninemile Wolves
Author: Rick Bass
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780618263028
ISBN 13: 0618263020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ninemile Wolves Book Review:

An essay advocating wolf reintroduction into the wild examines the fate of one small pack of wolves in northwest Montana, exploring, as well, the proper relationship between humans and nature. Reprint.

English Pastoral

English Pastoral
Author: James Rebanks
Publsiher: Allen Lane
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN 10: 9780241245729
ISBN 13: 0241245729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

English Pastoral Book Review:

'Tell them. Tell them what is happening on the land. Someone has to tell them... When I was young there was cowslips and ragged robin everywhere, and butterflies on the thyme in the rocky crags on the fell. The becks were full of minnows, the pools alive with them, and water boatmen skating on the top... I'm maybe old and stupid, but I like to see them things. But you don't see them anymore. And greed is to blame. Greed. And it will get worse if they don't change things. Tell them.' English Pastoral tells of an ancient landscape on the verge of collapse. It is a chronicle of three generations on a small fell farm, who saw the old ways slip away and the fields pulled out of shape, by forces far beyond their control. It is a song of witness and of hope, of sustaining life on the land through uncertain times. It is the story of a community who cling on; of a little life filled with meaning; of a natural inheritance that affects us all.

A Shepherd s Watch

A Shepherd s Watch
Author: David Kennard
Publsiher: Headline
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN 10: 1472225821
ISBN 13: 9781472225825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Shepherd s Watch Book Review:

Charismatic David Kennard lives a life most people can only dream about. Farming on a spectacularly beautiful part of the Devon coast he has an almost telepathic bond with nature and with his working sheepdogs. His is a life filled with daily challenges, from the battles with wild Atlantic weather to the dramas of clifftop rescue, but it is also a life full of the richness of rebirth, and the Herriotesque delight in a way of life that has remained almost untouched by the modern world. Part diary, part homage to the countryside and the canine family that is so much a part of his life, David Kennard's extraordinary book is designed to touch the hearts and minds of city and country dwellers alike.

The Shepherd s Life

The Shepherd s Life
Author: James Rebanks
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 0385682859
ISBN 13: 9780385682855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shepherd s Life Book Review:

A major new talent redefines the literature of rural life. Old world met new when a shepherd in the English Lake District impulsively started a Twitter account. A routine cell phone upgrade left author James Rebanks with a pretty decent camera and a pre-loaded Twitter app--the tools to share his way of life with the world. And what began as a tentative experiment became an international phenomenon. James has worked the land for years, as did his father, and his father before him. His family has lived and farmed in the Lake District of Northern England as long as there have been written records (since 1420) and possibly much longer. And while the land itself has inspired great poets and authors we have rarely heard from the people who tend it. One Twitter account has changed all that, and now James Rebanks has broken free of the 140-character limit and produced "the book I have wanted to write my whole life." The Shepherd's Life is a memoir about growing up amidst a magical, storied landscape, of coming of age in the 1980s and 1990s among hills that seem timeless, and yet suffused with history. Broken into the four seasons, the book chronicles the author's daily experiences at work with his flock and brings alive his family and their ancient way of life, which at times can seem irreconcilable with the modern world. An astonishing original work, The Shepherd's Life is an intimate look from inside a seemingly ordinary life, one that celebrates the meaning of place, the ties of family to the land around them, and the beauty of the past. It is the untold story of the Lake District, of a people who exist and endure out of sight in the midst of the most iconic literary landscape in the world. From the Hardcover edition.

Bodacious The Shepherd Cat

Bodacious  The Shepherd Cat
Author: Suzanna Crampton
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-06-14
ISBN 10: 0008275866
ISBN 13: 9780008275860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bodacious The Shepherd Cat Book Review:

BODACIOUS: THE SHEPHERD CAT is a heart-warming and charming tale in which Bodacious tells us about life as The Shepherd Cat on Black Sheep Farm.

Before the Lights Go Out

Before the Lights Go Out
Author: Sean Fitz-Gerald
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 0771024215
ISBN 13: 9780771024214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before the Lights Go Out Book Review:

A Globe and Mail Best Book A finalist for the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize A love letter to a sport that's losing itself, from one of our best sports writers. Hockey is approaching a state of crisis in Canada. It's become more expensive, more exclusive, and effectively off-limits to huge swaths of the potential sports-loving population. Youth registration numbers are stagnant; efforts to appeal to new Canadians are often grim at best; the game, increasingly, does not resemble the country of which it's for so long been an integral part. As a lifelong hockey fan and father of a young mixed-race son falling headlong in love with the game, Sean Fitz-Gerald wanted to get to the roots of these issues. His entry point: a season with the Peterborough Petes, a storied OHL team far from its former glory in a once-emblematic Canadian city that is finding itself on the wrong side of the country's changing demographics. Fitz-Gerald profiles the players, coaches and front office staff, a mix of world-class talents with NHL aspirations and Peterborough natives happy with more modest dreams. Through their experiences, their widely varied motivations and expectations, we get a rich, colourful understanding of who ends up playing hockey in Canada and why. Fitz-Gerald interweaves the action of the season with portraits of public figures who've shaped and been shaped by the game: authors who captured its spirit, politicians who exploited it, and broadcasters who try to embody and sell it. He finds his way into community meetings full of angry season ticket holders, as well as into sterile boardrooms full of the sport's institutional brain trust, unable to break away from the inertia of tradition and hopelessly at war with itself. Before the Lights Go Out is a moving, funny, yet unsettling picture of a sport at a crossroads. Fitz-Gerald's warm but rigorous journalistic approach reads, in the end, like a letter to a troubled friend: it's not too late to save hockey in this country, but who has the will to do it?

A Shepherd s Life

A Shepherd s Life
Author: Julie Lawson,Victoria Crowe,Mary Taubman
Publsiher: National Galleries of Scotland
Total Pages: 59
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781903278024
ISBN 13: 1903278023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Shepherd s Life Book Review:

A Shepherd's Life centres on Jenny Armstrong, born in 1903 at the farm of Fairliehope, who spent her life working as a shepherdess in the Pentland Hills. In a series of remarkable paintings made over twenty years and based on close observation, Victoria

Serenity Volume 3 The Shepherd s Tale

Serenity Volume 3  The Shepherd s Tale
Author: Joss Whedon,Various
Publsiher: Dark Horse Comics
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-11-02
ISBN 10: 1621150798
ISBN 13: 9781621150794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serenity Volume 3 The Shepherd s Tale Book Review:

One of Serenity's greatest mysteries is finally revealed in The Shepherd's Tale, filling in the life of one of the show's most beloved characters—Shepherd Book! Who was Book before meeting Mal and the rest of the Serenity crew? How did he become one of their most trusted allies? And how did he find God in a bowl of soup? Answers to these and more questions about Book's past are uncovered in this original graphic novel by rising stars Zack Whedon (Dr. Horrible, Terminator, Fringe) and Chris Samnee (Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps, Daredevil). A pivotal chapter in the ongoing Serenity saga, The Shepherd's Tale is also a rollicking, action-packed epic in its own right! • "Dark Horse's Serenity displays the key ingredients of the series in a substantial and entertaining way."—BrokenFrontier.com

Reginald Shepherd Helen Parsons Shepherd

Reginald Shepherd  Helen Parsons Shepherd
Author: Reginald Shepherd,Helen Parsons Shepherd
Publsiher: Breakwater Books
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781550812138
ISBN 13: 1550812130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reginald Shepherd Helen Parsons Shepherd Book Review:

WINNER OF THE BEST PUBLISHED ATLANTIC BOOK AWARD FOR 2006 PRESENTED BY THE ATLANTIC PUBLISHERS MARKETING ASSOCIATION. This volume celebrates the life and work of Helen and Reginald Shepherd and at the same time assesses their contribution to the visual arts in Newfoundland. It begins with an introduction by Ronald Rompkey to situate the Shepherds in the post-Confederation cultural milieu, followed by a general biographical and historical essay by Peter Gard, who wrote the catalogue for the AGNL exhibition "Helen Parsons Shepherd and Reginald Shepherd: Four Decades" in 1989. Next, jou alist and playwright Joan Sullivan explores through interviews with former students the environment created at the Newfoundland Academy of Art at 51 Cochrane Street. Lisa Moore, a fiction writer who also possesses a degree in visual art from NSCAD, follows with an investigation of the portrait as an art form and Helen Parsons Shepherd's career as a portraitist. The volume concludes with an essay on early printmaking in Newfoundland and Reginald Shepherd's work in this medium by Anne Pratt, who has had considerable experience as an art jou alist and critic. These essays constitute approximately half the volume, the remainder consisting of illustrations from the work of both artists.

The Secret Life of Cows

The Secret Life of Cows
Author: Rosamund Young
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN 10: 0525557326
ISBN 13: 9780525557326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Life of Cows Book Review:

"Within a day of receiving this book, I had consumed it... Absorbing, moving, and compulsively readable."—Lydia Davis In this affectionate, heart-warming chronicle, Rosamund Young distills a lifetime of organic farming wisdom, describing the surprising personalities of her cows and other animals At her famous Kite's Nest Farm in Worcestershire, England, the cows (as well as sheep, hens, and pigs) all roam free. They make their own choices about rearing, grazing, and housing. Left to be themselves, the cows exhibit temperaments and interests as diverse as our own. "Fat Hat" prefers men to women; "Chippy Minton" refuses to sleep with muddy legs and always reports to the barn for grooming before bed; "Jake" has a thing for sniffing the carbon monoxide fumes of the Land Rover exhaust pipe; and "Gemima" greets all humans with an angry shake of the head and is fiercely independent. An organic farmer for decades, Young has an unaffected and homely voice. Her prose brims with genuine devotion to the wellbeing of animals. Most of us never apprehend the various inner lives animals possess, least of all those that we might eat. But Young has spent countless hours observing how these creatures love, play games, and form life-long friendships. She imparts hard-won wisdom about the both moral and real-world benefits of organic farming. (If preserving the dignity of animals isn't a good enough reason for you, consider how badly factory farming stunts the growth of animals, producing unhealthy and tasteless food.) This gorgeously-illustrated book, which includes an original introduction by the legendary British playwright Alan Bennett, is the summation of a life's work, and a delightful and moving tribute to the deep richness of animal sentience.

The Living Mountain

The Living Mountain
Author: Nan Shepherd
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2008-11-15
ISBN 10: 0857863606
ISBN 13: 9780857863607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Living Mountain Book Review:

AS SEEN ON BBC’S WINTERWATCH WITH CHRIS PACKHAM AND MICHAELA STRACHAN 'The finest book ever written on nature and landscape in Britain' Guardian In this masterpiece of nature writing, Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. There she encounters a world that can be breathtakingly beautiful at times and shockingly harsh at others. Her intense, poetic prose explores and records the rocks, rivers, creatures and hidden aspects of this remarkable landscape. Shepherd spent a lifetime in search of the 'essential nature' of the Cairngorms; her quest led her to write this classic meditation on the magnificence of mountains, and on our imaginative relationship with the wild world around us. Composed during the Second World War, the manuscript of The Living Mountain lay untouched for more than thirty years before it was finally published.

The Shepherd s Voice

The Shepherd s Voice
Author: Robin Lee Hatcher
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-11-15
ISBN 10: 0310416973
ISBN 13: 9780310416975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shepherd s Voice Book Review:

For ten years, Gabe Talmadge languished in prison, convicted of a horrible crime. Now, he is free once again but unable to find work in the midst of the Great Depression. In desperation, Gabe returns to Ransom, Idaho, hoping that his uncaring father will give him food and shelter, if not love. But the prodigal son is not welcomed home. Hungry and hopeless, Gabe is rescued by the owner of a sheep ranch south of Ransom. Incredibly, Akira Macauley gives him a place to live and work to do. More than that, she gives him hope. But just as Gabe comes to believe that happiness may be within his grasp, his life begins to unravel. Gabe must either sink again into an abyss of hopelessness or cling to a hope, faith, and love stronger than any he has ever known.

The Shepherd of the Hills

The Shepherd of the Hills
Author: Harold Bell Wright
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2018-04-05
ISBN 10: 3732665666
ISBN 13: 9783732665662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shepherd of the Hills Book Review:

Reproduction of the original: The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright

Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts

Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts
Author: Lucy Dillon
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN 10: 1101478756
ISBN 13: 9781101478752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts Book Review:

An irresistible novel about women, men, and the dogs that own them. Thirty-nine year old Rachel is having a really bad year. After losing her job and breaking up with her boyfriend, Rachel has inherited her late aunt's house, her beloved border collie, and a crowded rescue kennel, despite the fact that she knows almost nothing about dogs. Still, considering her limited options, she gamely takes up the challenge of running the kennel. And as Rachel starts finding new homes for the abandoned strays, it turns out that it might not just be the dogs that need rescuing.