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    The shepards life

    A great read while getting over an operation. I have always loved sheep of all breeds. Thanyou james
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    Ewe will love this book.

    All creatures great and small gave us a glimpse of life in the harsh rural climate of Yorkshire. This book is more down to earth and less glamerous. It gives a glimpse of a slowly dissappearing world and the general optimistic about attitude of the Lakes people. A great read.
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    Mixed reactions

    An oddly self-contradictory book. When he stuck to describing the farm life and the district it was good. An interesting read but not really what I was expecting.
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    Slightly sheep obsessed

    The Lake District has a special place in my affections. In the first 20 years of my life, I lived in 7 places, all over England, but every Easter we had a family holiday at the same place in the Lakes, so it became a fixed point in my experience as I grew up. When I was 17, I worked there during the summer, in the tourist industry, leading walks in the hills; an amazing experience. The Lake District was an important place for my parents as well, they lived in Carlisle when they were first married and my brother was born there. My father's work for the ministry of agriculture took him out round the farms in the area, on his BSA motorbike, so he knew the area and the people intimately. As my father's work was with farming, I learnt from a young age that the beautiful landscapes that we walked in were created and maintained by working farmers and that without the sheep the Lake District would be a very different place. This book explains in incredible detail about those sheep and what it means to be a sheep farmer in the hills. At times it is a bit much, the complete obsession, but then that's a bit the point. The book could have been pared down to make it more readable, but the sheer volume of words about sheep is necessary to impress on the reader the astonishing expertise and knowledge of the shepherd and the central, overriding role of the sheep in the farmers' existence.
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    The shepherd's life

    Spare, simple prose evokes an entire way of life: an unusual book to find in the 21st century. I was entirely absorbed and became a Lake District shepherd while sitting on a tube train.
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