The Shepherd’s Life : Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape by James Rebanks

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  • Title: The Shepherd’s Life : Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape
  • Author: James Rebanks
  • Category: Biography
  • Date: 05/12/15
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: 304
  • ISBN: 1250060249

 

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The New York Times bestseller and International Phenomenon One of the Top Ten Books of 2015, Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times. “It’s bloody marvelous.” – Helen Macdonald, New York Times bestselling writer of H IS FOR HAWK “Captivating… A e-book about continuity and roots and a way of belonging in an age that is more and more about mobility and self-invention. Hugely compelling.” – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Some folks’s lives are solely their very own creations. James Rebanks’ is not. The first son of a shepherd, who was the primary son of a shepherd himself, his household have lived and labored within the Lake District of Northern England for generations, additional again than recorded historical past. It’s part of the world recognized primarily for its romantic descriptions by Wordsworth and the a lot beloved illustrated kids’s books of Beatrix Potter. But James’ world is kind of completely different. His lifestyle is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand. It hasn’t modified for tons of of years: sending the sheep to the fells in the summertime and making the hay; the autumn gala’s the place the flocks are replenished; the grueling toil of winter when the sheep should be stored alive, and the light-headedness that comes with spring, because the lambs are born and the sheep get able to return to the hills and valleys. The Shepherd’s Life the story of a deep-rooted attachment to position, trendy dispatches from an historic panorama that describe a lifestyle that’s little seen and but has profoundly formed the panorama over time. In evocative and lucid prose, James Rebanks takes us by way of a shepherd’s yr, providing a singular account of rural life and a basic reference to the land that the majority of us have misplaced. It is a narrative of working lives, the folks round him, his childhood, his mother and father and grandparents, a individuals who exist and endure even because the tradition – of the Lake District, and of farming – modifications round them. Many memoirs are of individuals working desperately exhausting to go away a spot. This is the story of somebody making an attempt desperately exhausting to remain. present more

 

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