The Yorkshire Shepherdess

by Amanda Owen

Biography / Autobiography eBooks of the Month The Real World

The Yorkshire Shepherdess Synopsis

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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ISBN: 9781447251781
Publication date: 26/02/2015
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780283071966
Publication date: 10/04/2014
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447251781
Publication date: 26th February 2015
Author: Amanda Owen
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, The Real World,
Categories: Memoirs, The countryside, country life, Animal husbandry,

About Amanda Owen

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.

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