Author: James Rebanks
James Rebanks, the Herdwick Shepherd is 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. The Sheperd's Life is the story of his life and the land he loves, 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. For readers of Robert MacFarlane. 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.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd