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James Rebanks is the Herdwick Shepherd, whose account of shepherding has a strong following on Twitter. His family have farmed in the same area for six hundred years.

Books by James Rebanks

English Pastoral

A poetic, practical, raw and almost miraculously detailed picture of [an] ancient way of life struggling to survive and to be reborn - New Statesman

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The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd

The essential Christmas gift: an illustrated book from the bestselling author of The Shepherd's Life

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The Shepherd's Life

The phenomenal No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller, now in paperback

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