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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 The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd


About the Author: James Rebanks

James Rebanks runs a family owned farm in the Lake District in northern England A graduate of Oxford University, James works as an expert advisor to UNESCO on sustainable tourism He uses his popular Twitter feed herdyshepherd1 to share updates on the shepherding year The Shepherd s Life is his first book.



10 thoughts on “The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd

  1. Peter Peter says:

    This is a wonderful book about the real life on a farm with sheep Beautiful photography flows through this book, the best is on page 27.A way of life that needs to last forever.Right lunch is over, yeesh.THE ORIGINAL REVIEWPicked this up in the book


  2. Jason Peters Jason Peters says:

    A quick and easy read but a really great insight into the ins and outs of being a shepherd in the Lake District. Some very surprising and unlikely rituals learnt and some wonderful photographs taken in I got it as a Christmas present as I was staying u


  3. Andrew Andrew says:

    Let s get this out of the way it s not God s Own Country i.e Yorkshire , but it s pretty close.Filled with quintessentially English countryside andgems about real sheep farming life, this is a wonderful keepsake book There s a handy primer on Cumbrian voc


  4. Michele Michele says:

    Would that we were all so hardworking and content I am now homesick.I do believe the world has gone completely mad So many people work hundreds of miles away from their families and for why Criss crossing the globe in the pursuit ofstuff.Enough James Rebanks


  5. Christine Christine says:

    Picked this up because I love the author s twitter account Posts photos of his flock and dogs, mostly taken with his phone Recognized some pictures in the book from twitter He s also a funny and eloquent writer I learnedabout the history of his part of England,


  6. Sarah Sarah says:

    Very enjoyable being transported to another world I d love to visit the English Lake District someday


  7. Amanda Amanda says:

    I really liked his Shepherd s Life, and loved the Shepherd s View Perfect snippets of his life and his people in the Lake District with perfectly matching photographs or maybe that s the other way roundno matter Some might question if this is great literature worthy


  8. Kbrooke Kbrooke says:

    A lovely companion to The Shepherd s Life, which was one of my favorite books of 2015 Beautiful photos matched with humorous and heartfelt vignettes of shepherding in England s breathtaking Lake District Not a lengthy read, but one that merits being savored and revisite


  9. Patti Shaughnessy Patti Shaughnessy says:

    I absolutely loved everything about this book As a city girl I am always interested in the country life The Shepherd s life is fascinating The book is informative yet fun I love his writing style And the photos are glorious It is one of my favorite book of 2016 Can t wait


  10. Lael Braday Lael Braday says:

    Who would think that a book on sheepherding would be so interesting Rebanks offersthan a simple lesson in animal husbandry, sharing insight on relationships with other sheep farmers and giving a history lesson on the area, families, and flocks Also, the pictures are gorgeous


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