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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


10 thoughts on “The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd

  1. says:

    This is a wonderful book about the real life on a farm with sheep Beautiful photography flows through this book the best is on page 27A way of life that needs to last foreverRight lunch is over yeeshTHE ORIGINAL REVIEWPicked this up in the bookshop this evening spent a minute looking through it and decided there and then to buy it What can one say the pictures are wonderful the writing is full of warmth so much so that you can't help but want to be thereBeautifully bound and printed Looks great on the shelfLooking forward to reading this with unrestrained pleasure


  2. says:

    Let's get this out of the way it's not God's Own Country ie Yorkshire but it's pretty closeFilled with uintessentially English countryside and gems about real sheep farming life this is a wonderful keepsake book There's a handy primer on Cumbrian vocabulary the strange commands yelled at sheep dogs who are invariably and lovingly referred to as you stupid bugger and reflections on being a bestselling author whom neighbours still yell at for letting your sheep roam where they shouldn't


  3. says:

    Would that we were all so hardworking and content I am now homesickI do believe the world has gone completely mad So many people work hundreds of miles away from their families and for why Criss crossing the globe in the pursuit of stuffEnough James Rebanks ; you are the luckiest of men


  4. says:

    A uick and easy read but a really great insight into the ins and outs of being a shepherd in the Lake District Some very surprising and unlikely rituals learnt and some wonderful photographs taken in I got it as a Christmas present as I was staying up there and I'm so pleased I did now that I've moved back down to the South of England where shepherding isn't uite as idyllic and steeped in custom I expect Recommended for anyone who has spent time appreciating Herdys in the Lakes or for anyone interested in old farming ways #ace


  5. says:

    Picked this up because I love the author's twitter account Posts photos of his flock and dogs mostly taken with his phone Recognized some pictures in the book from twitter He's also a funny and elouent writer I learned about the history of his part of England and want even to visit the area than before herdyshepherd1


  6. says:

    Very enjoyable being transported to another world I'd love to visit the English Lake District someday


  7. says:

    I really liked his Shepherd's Life and loved the Shepherd's View Perfect snippets of his life and his people in the Lake District with perfectly matching photographs or maybe that's the other way roundno matter Some might uestion if this is great literature worthy of 5 stars I say his words and photos conveyed exactly what he wanted them to


  8. says:

    A lovely companion to The Shepherd's Life which was one of my favorite books of 2015 Beautiful photos matched with humorous and heartfelt vignettes of shepherding in England's breathtaking Lake District Not a lengthy read but one that merits being savored and revisited over many nice pots of tea And just a wonderfully produced volume in every way A fine argument for the continued importance and enduring aura of physical books Don't waste this on a Kindle


  9. says:

    I absolutely loved everything about this book As a city girl I am always interested in the country life The Shepherd's life is fascinating The book is informative yet fun I love his writing style And the photos are glorious It is one of my favorite book of 2016 Can't wait to read his previous book


  10. says:

    Who would think that a book on sheepherding would be so interesting? Rebanks offers than a simple lesson in animal husbandry sharing insight on relationships with other sheep farmers and giving a history lesson on the area families and flocks Also the pictures are gorgeous He tells all about his wonderful sheepdogs which was my favorite part of the book