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The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd
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  • Published: 5 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781846148910
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
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The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd


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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.

  • Pub date: 5 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781846148910
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

About the Authors

James Rebanks

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.


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