The Yorkshire Shepherdess

  • by Amanda Owen
  • Narrated by Anne Dover
  • 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 2,000 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.


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Yorkshire Shepherdess

lovely story of life in the dales, enjoyed the tales of everyday farming and life with the children and animals
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- MarionC

Entertaining book

Amanda Owen's book about how she became a shepherdess and then mother many times over is fascinating. The book is full of interesting anecdotes, and whether one agrees with her mothering methods or not she certainly has to be admired for her energy!
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- stylo

Book Details

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