The shepherd's life : a tale of the Lake District / James Rebanks
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books, 2016
ISBN: 0141979364 9780141979366
Control number 0141979364
Published outside the British Isles
Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations. Their way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand, and has been for hundreds of years.
This book fully deserves its rave media reviews.As well as being a sheep farmer's diary it also contains thought provoking comments about our education system and its misinformed views about the value of manual labour.This author found his own way through learning but remained loyal to his long standing way of life.He would have much to contribute as an adviser in education and employment.
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Interest category: Animal life & pets
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Particular Books
171 pages, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 23 cm (hbk)
Interest category: Large Print
Media class: Large print
341 pages (large print) (hbk)
Full of insights. But I'm glad I was not at school with him.
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Interest category: Spoken Word
Media class: Talking book - CD
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
6 CDs (7 hr., 34 min., 10 sec.) (CDs)