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The Yorkshire Shepherdess
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Amanda Owen
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The Yorkshire Shepherdess

Amanda Owen


9781447251781

Pan Books


Biography;
Memoirs;
Animal husbandry;
The countryside, country life


Paperback

288 pages

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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 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.

By:   Amanda Owen
Imprint:   Pan Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main Market Ed.
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   257g
ISBN:   9781447251781
ISBN 10:   1447251784
Series:   The Yorkshire Shepherdess
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   March 2015
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introduction - i: Introduction Chapter - 1: A Normal Childhood Chapter - 2: Wild Oats and Wool Sacks Chapter - 3: One Woman and Her Dog Chapter - 4: Ravenseat Only Chapter - 5: Hill Shepherdess Chapter - 6: Married in My Riding Boots Chapter - 7: Reuben Ready or Not! Chapter - 8: Miles To Go Chapter - 9: Edith On the Way Chapter - 10: Our Little Flower Chapter - 11: Clive's Big Break Chapter - 12: Free-range Children Chapter - 13: Sidney in the Snow Chapter - 14: Annas Makes Seven Acknowledgements - ii: Acknowledgements Section - iii: List of Illustrations

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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