Amanda Owen - Author

About the Author

Amanda Owen grew up in Huddersfield but was inspired by the James Herriot books, amongst others, to work in farming. After learning her craft as a freelance shepherdess, cow milker and alpaca shearer, she settled down as a farmer's wife with her own flock of sheep at Ravenseat. Happily married and with seven children (so far), she wouldn't change a thing about her hectic but rewarding life.

Featured books by Amanda Owen

The Yorkshire Shepherdess

The Yorkshire Shepherdess

Author: Amanda Owen Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Now a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller. Amanda Owen has been seen by millions on ITV's The Dales, living a life that has almost gone in today's modern 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's a challenging life but one she loves. In The Yorkshire Shepherdess she describes how the rebellious girl from Huddersfield, who always 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 family in such a rural backwater. Amanda also evokes the peace of winter, when they can be cut off 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 look at the countryside and those who work there with new appreciation.

Other books by Amanda Owen

The Yorkshire Shepherdess 2018 Calendar

The Yorkshire Shepherdess 2018 Calendar

Author: Amanda Owen Format: Calendar Release Date: 01/09/2017

A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

Author: Amanda Owen Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2017

'Amanda Owen is like a breath of fresh air. Amanda's life is one of old-fashioned values, hard graft and plenty of love. She, like her life, is extraordinary.' - Ben Fogle From bestselling author Amanda Owen come more tales of life at Ravenseat, the remote Yorkshire hill farm she shares with husband Clive, eight children and 1,000 sheep. In A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess she describes the age-old cycles of a farming year and the constant challenges the family faces, from being cut off in winter to tending their flock on some of Yorkshire's highest, bleakest moors - land so inaccessible that in places it can only be reached on foot. Writing with her trademark warmth and humour, Amanda takes us into her life as nine-year-old Miles gets his first flock, Reuben takes up the flugelhorn and she gives birth to a new baby girl. She is touched by the epic two-day journey of a mother sheep determined to find her lamb and gives a new home to an ageing and neglected horse. Meanwhile Clive is almost arrested on a midnight stakeout to catch a sheep-worrying dog and becomes the object of affection for a randy young bull. Funny, poignant and charming, A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess is a must for anyone interested in the countryside and those who farm it.

Die Schaferin von Yorkshire

Die Schaferin von Yorkshire

Author: Amanda Owen Format: eBook Release Date: 23/08/2016

Oktober 1996: Die 21-jahrige Schaferin Amanda Owen hat es ins Herz der Yorkshire Dales verschlagen, wo sie einen Widder abholen soll. Doch was sie letztendlich dort findet, ist weit mehr als ein widerspenstiges Schaf... Schon als Kind verschlang Amanda die Bcher des Tierarztes James Herriot und radelte bei jeder Gelegenheit ins Hochmoor, anstatt, wie von ihrer Mutter vorgesehen, die Laufstege der Welt zu erobern. Und sie verfolgte ihren Weg mit eigenwilliger, nahezu rebellischer Unbeirrtheit. Heute bewirtschaftet Amanda mit ihrem Mann und ihren sieben Kindern die abgeschiedene Farm Ravenseat mit 900 Schafen im Norden Englands und fhrt ein Leben, das an jenes ihrer Vorfahren vor hundert Jahren erinnert. Einziges Zugestndnis an die Modernitt ist eine Satellitenschssel, mit deren Hilfe Amanda die Vorkommnisse ihres ausgefallenen Lebens twittert und in den Herzen ihrer Follower die Sehnsucht nach der rauen Wildnis weckt. Kein Wunder, dass jetzt die Verfilmung des Buches geplant ist. Voller amsanter Anekdoten und unvergesslicher Charaktere entfhrt Amanda Owens Geschichte den Leser in eine Welt, die bestimmt ist vom Rhythmus der Natur. Augenzwinkernd berichtet sie, wie sie den Widrigkeiten des harten Farmalltags entgegentritt: anpackend, geduldig und immer mit dem Gefhl, am wunderbarsten Ort der Welt leben zu drfen.

The Yorkshire Shepherdess Card Pack

The Yorkshire Shepherdess Card Pack

Author: Amanda Owen Format: Cards Release Date: 01/04/2016

The Yorkshire Shepherdess Notecards

The Yorkshire Shepherdess Notecards

Author: Amanda Owen Format: Cards Release Date: 01/04/2015

The Yorkshire Shepherdess

The Yorkshire Shepherdess

Author: Amanda Owen Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Now a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller. Amanda Owen has been seen by millions on ITV's The Dales, living a life that has almost gone in today's modern 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's a challenging life but one she loves. In The Yorkshire Shepherdess she describes how the rebellious girl from Huddersfield, who always 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 family in such a rural backwater. Amanda also evokes the peace of winter, when they can be cut off 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 look at the countryside and those who work there with new appreciation.

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