The Yorkshire Shepherdess

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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 up to date 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 is a challenging life but one she loves.In The Yorkshire Shepherdess she describes how the rebellious girl from Huddersfield, who all the time 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 circle of relatives in one of these rural backwater. Amanda also evokes the peace of winter, when they are able to be bring to an end 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 take a look at the countryside and those that work there with new appreciation.Now a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller, it is a funny, heartwarming and inspiring true story of life as a shepherdess.This paperback book has 308 pages and measures: 19.7 x 13 x 2.1cm.

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