A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

  • by Amanda Owen
  • Narrated by Janine Birkett
  • 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From best-selling author Amanda Owen come more tales of life at Ravenseat, the remote Yorkshire hill farm she shares with husband Clive, eight children and 1,000 sheep.
In A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess she describes the age-old cycles of a farming year and the constant challenges the family faces, from being cut off in winter to tending their flock on some of Yorkshire's highest, bleakest moors - land so inaccessible that in places it can be reached only on foot.
Writing with her trademark warmth and humour, Amanda takes us into her life as nine-year-old Miles gets his first flock, Reuben takes up the flugelhorn and she gives birth to a new baby girl. She is touched by the epic two-day journey of a mother sheep determined to find her lamb and gives a new home to an ageing and neglected horse.
Meanwhile Clive is almost arrested on a midnight stakeout to catch a sheep-worrying dog and becomes the object of affection for a randy young bull.
Funny, poignant and charming, A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess is a must for anyone interested in the countryside and those who farm it.

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Sensible advice.

I really enjoyed this book. Well read and interesting. Thanks. A really well designed and organised narrative. Two thousand acres. A real challeng.
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- Nike

absolutely brilliant

I could not stop listening. it was absolutely brilliant.
I laughed and cryed. very well red
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- Gemma moore

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-01-2017
  • Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio