The Shepherd s Life Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

The Shepherd s Life


  • Author : James Rebanks
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2015-05-12
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250060259

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The Shepherd s Life Book Description :

"It's bloody marvelous." - Helen Macdonald, New York Times bestselling author of H IS FOR HAWK The Instant #1 International Bestseller 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, his family have lived and worked in the Lake District of Northern England for generations, further back than recorded history. It's a part of the world known mainly for its romantic descriptions by Wordsworth and the much loved illustrated children's books of Beatrix Potter. But James' world is quite different. His way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand. It hasn't changed for hundreds of years: sending the sheep to the fells in the summer and making the hay; the autumn fairs where the flocks are replenished; the grueling toil of winter when the sheep must be kept alive, and the light-headedness that comes with spring, as the lambs are born and the sheep get ready to return to the hills and valleys. The Shepherd's Life the story of a deep-rooted attachment to place, modern dispatches from an ancient landscape that describe a way of life that is little noticed and yet has profoundly shaped the landscape over time. In evocative and lucid prose, James Rebanks takes us through a shepherd's year, offering a unique account of rural life and a fundamental connection with the land that most of us have lost. It is a story of working lives, the people around him, his childhood, his parents and grandparents, a people who exist and endure even as the culture - of the Lake District, and of farming - changes around them. Many memoirs are of people working desperately hard to leave a place. This is the story of someone trying desperately hard to stay.

The Shepherd s Life Book

The Shepherd s Life


  • Author : James Rebanks
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2015-04-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385682855

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The Shepherd s Life Book Description :

A major new talent redefines the literature of rural life. Old world met new when a shepherd in the English Lake District impulsively started a Twitter account. A routine cell phone upgrade left author James Rebanks with a pretty decent camera and a pre-loaded Twitter app--the tools to share his way of life with the world. And what began as a tentative experiment became an international phenomenon. James has worked the land for years, as did his father, and his father before him. His family has lived and farmed in the Lake District of Northern England as long as there have been written records (since 1420) and possibly much longer. And while the land itself has inspired great poets and authors we have rarely heard from the people who tend it. One Twitter account has changed all that, and now James Rebanks has broken free of the 140-character limit and produced "the book I have wanted to write my whole life." The Shepherd's Life is a memoir about growing up amidst a magical, storied landscape, of coming of age in the 1980s and 1990s among hills that seem timeless, and yet suffused with history. Broken into the four seasons, the book chronicles the author's daily experiences at work with his flock and brings alive his family and their ancient way of life, which at times can seem irreconcilable with the modern world. An astonishing original work, The Shepherd's Life is an intimate look from inside a seemingly ordinary life, one that celebrates the meaning of place, the ties of family to the land around them, and the beauty of the past. It is the untold story of the Lake District, of a people who exist and endure out of sight in the midst of the most iconic literary landscape in the world. From the Hardcover edition.

The Shepherd s Life Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

The Shepherd s Life


  • Author : James Rebanks
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2015-04-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141979373

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The Shepherd s Life Book Description :

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'Affectionate, evocative, illuminating. A story of survival - of a flock, a landscape and a disappearing way of life. I love this book' Nigel Slater 'Triumphant, a pastoral for the 21st century' Helen Davies, Sunday Times, Books of the Year 'The nature publishing sensation of the year, unsentimental yet luminous' Melissa Harrison, The Times, Books of the Year 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. A Viking would understand the work they do: sending the sheep to the fells in the summer and making the hay; the autumn fairs where the flocks are replenished; the gruelling toil of winter when the sheep must be kept alive, and the light-headedness that comes with spring, as the lambs are born and the sheep get ready to return to the fells.

A Shepherd s Life Book

A Shepherd s Life


  • Author : William Henry Hudson
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-07-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9783752357516

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A Shepherd s Life Book Description :

Reproduction of the original: A Shepherd's Life by William Henry Hudson

The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd Book

The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd


  • Author : James Rebanks
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2019-02-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241401101

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The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd Book Description :

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.

Serenity Volume 3  The Shepherd s Tale Book
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

Serenity Volume 3 The Shepherd s Tale


  • Author : Joss Whedon
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Release Date : 2010-11-02
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621150794

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Serenity Volume 3 The Shepherd s Tale Book Description :

One of Serenity's greatest mysteries is finally revealed in The Shepherd's Tale, filling in the life of one of the show's most beloved characters—Shepherd Book! Who was Book before meeting Mal and the rest of the Serenity crew? How did he become one of their most trusted allies? And how did he find God in a bowl of soup? Answers to these and more questions about Book's past are uncovered in this original graphic novel by rising stars Zack Whedon (Dr. Horrible, Terminator, Fringe) and Chris Samnee (Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps, Daredevil). A pivotal chapter in the ongoing Serenity saga, The Shepherd's Tale is also a rollicking, action-packed epic in its own right! • "Dark Horse's Serenity displays the key ingredients of the series in a substantial and entertaining way."—BrokenFrontier.com

The Shepherd s Granddaughter Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Shepherd s Granddaughter


  • Author : Anne Laurel Carter
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780888999030

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The Shepherd s Granddaughter Book Description :

Amani, a young Palestinian girl, looks to the meadows of the Firdoos to get her sheep the food they need, but when Israeli settlers impede her ability to get to the pasture, she must try to find a peaceful solution to the problem.

English Pastoral Book

English Pastoral


  • Author : James Rebanks
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2020-09-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141982588

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English Pastoral Book Description :

The author of the beloved No.1 bestseller The Shepherd's Life returns with a stirring history of family, loss and the land over three generations on a Lake District farm 'I can't imagine anyone starting to read English Pastoral and not being eager to read it all at once, as I did, and not being moved by the life and the landscape Rebanks describes so well. I was thrilled by it' Philip Pullman As a boy, James Rebanks's grandfather taught him to work the land the old way. Their family farm in the Lake District hills was part of an ancient agricultural landscape: a patchwork of crops and meadows, of pastures grazed with livestock, and hedgerows teeming with wildlife. And yet, by the time James inherited the farm, it was barely recognisable. The men and women had vanished from the fields; the old stone barns had crumbled; the skies had emptied of birds and their wind-blown song. English Pastoral is the story of an inheritance: one that affects us all. It tells of how rural landscapes around the world were brought close to collapse, and the age-old rhythms of work, weather, community and wild things were lost. And yet this elegy from the northern fells is also a song of hope: of how, guided by the past, one farmer began to salvage a tiny corner of England that was now his, doing his best to restore the life that had vanished and to leave a legacy for the future. This is a book about what it means to have love and pride in a place, and how, against all the odds, it may still be possible to build a new pastoral: not a utopia, but somewhere decent for us all.

Shepherd s Fall Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Shepherd s Fall


  • Author : W. L. Dyson
  • Publisher : Waterbrook Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400074730

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Shepherd s Fall Book Description :

Bounty hunter Greg Price thinks of himself as a shepherd of sorts. After his daughter is kidnapped, Greg must risk everything, but will it be enough?

A Shepherd s Life  Impressions of the South Wiltshire Downs Book

A Shepherd s Life Impressions of the South Wiltshire Downs


  • Author : W. H. Hudson
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-26
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN 10 : EAN:4057664603883

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A Shepherd s Life Impressions of the South Wiltshire Downs Book Description :

"A Shepherd's Life: Impressions of the South Wiltshire Downs" by W. H. Hudson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Light This Candle Book

Light This Candle


  • Author : Neal Thompson
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307421197

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Light This Candle Book Description :

lan Shepard was the brashest, cockiest, and most flamboyant of America’s original Mercury Seven, but he was also regarded as the best. Intense, colorful, and dramatic—the man who hit a golf ball on the moon—he was among the most private of America’s public figures and, until his death in 1998, he guarded the story of his life zealously. Light This Candle, based on Neal Thompson’s exclusive access to private papers and interviews with Shepard’s family and closest friends—including John Glenn, Wally Schirra, and Gordon Cooper—offers a riveting, action-packed account of Shepard’s life. Among the first men to fly off aircraft carriers, he was one of the most fearless test pilots. He endured long separations from his devoted wife and three daughters to fly dangerous missions, working his way up the ranks despite clashes with authority over his brazen flying maneuvers and penchant for risky pranks. Hugely competitive, he beat out John Glenn for the first Mercury spaceflight and then overcame a rare illness to return to space again on Apollo 14. He took every challenge head-on and seemed to win every time. Long overdue, Light This Candle is a candid and inspiring account of a bold American life.

The Living Mountain Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

The Living Mountain


  • Author : Nan Shepherd
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2008-11-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857863607

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The Living Mountain Book Description :

AS SEEN ON BBC’S WINTERWATCH WITH CHRIS PACKHAM AND MICHAELA STRACHAN 'The finest book ever written on nature and landscape in Britain' Guardian In this masterpiece of nature writing, Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. There she encounters a world that can be breathtakingly beautiful at times and shockingly harsh at others. Her intense, poetic prose explores and records the rocks, rivers, creatures and hidden aspects of this remarkable landscape. Shepherd spent a lifetime in search of the 'essential nature' of the Cairngorms; her quest led her to write this classic meditation on the magnificence of mountains, and on our imaginative relationship with the wild world around us. Composed during the Second World War, the manuscript of The Living Mountain lay untouched for more than thirty years before it was finally published.

The Way of the Shepherd Book
Score: 4.5
From 18 Ratings

The Way of the Shepherd


  • Author : Kevin Leman
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2009-05-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310543121

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The Way of the Shepherd Book Description :

Written as a heartwarming contemporary parable, this book points you beyond worn-out fads and flavor-of-the-month management techniques to the strategies that will make you a truly outstanding leader. Find inspiration and a fresh perspective on the art of leadership in this account of a cub reporter who lands the interview of a lifetime and walks away with the keys to exceptional leadership. When the reporter meets with the most respected CEO in America, the businessman shares the seven secrets he learned long ago from his mentor--an eccentric but brilliant professor who taught him proven management principles that, while ancient in origin, are applicable in today's fast-paced, high-tech world. Through this charming story dotted with humor, you'll learn how to infuse work with meaning and how to engage, energize, and ignite their workforce by using these same secrets, which include: Respect your employees and they will follow you Know their hopes and personalities Instill a sense of group identification and trust Give 100% from the heart at all times It will teach you how to lead the people close to you so they will view their work as a calling rather than merely a job, a place to belong rather than a place to work. It is a powerful metaphor for leaders that reaches back 5,000 years. It is . . . The Way of the Shepherd.

The Shepherd s Voice Book

The Shepherd s Voice


  • Author : Robin Lee Hatcher
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2011-11-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310416975

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The Shepherd s Voice Book Description :

For ten years, Gabe Talmadge languished in prison, convicted of a horrible crime. Now, he is free once again but unable to find work in the midst of the Great Depression. In desperation, Gabe returns to Ransom, Idaho, hoping that his uncaring father will give him food and shelter, if not love. But the prodigal son is not welcomed home. Hungry and hopeless, Gabe is rescued by the owner of a sheep ranch south of Ransom. Incredibly, Akira Macauley gives him a place to live and work to do. More than that, she gives him hope. But just as Gabe comes to believe that happiness may be within his grasp, his life begins to unravel. Gabe must either sink again into an abyss of hopelessness or cling to a hope, faith, and love stronger than any he has ever known.

Shepherds of Coyote Rocks  Public Lands  Private Herds and the Natural World Book

Shepherds of Coyote Rocks Public Lands Private Herds and the Natural World


  • Author : Cat Urbigkit
  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-17
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781581577792

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Shepherds of Coyote Rocks Public Lands Private Herds and the Natural World Book Description :

Cat Urbigkit journeys alone to spend a season on Wyoming’s open range tending to a herd of domestic sheep as they give birth amid the challenges of nature – from severe weather to a wealth of predators. Her only companions are the livestock guardian animals (BIG dogs and a pair of burros named Bill and Hillary!) that repeatedly prove their worth in devotion to protecting the herd. Cat Urbigkit journeys alone to spend a season on Wyoming’s open range tending to a herd of domestic sheep as they give birth amid the challenges of nature – from severe weather to a wealth of predators. Her only companions are the livestock guardian animals (BIG dogs and a pair of burros named Bill and Hillary!) that repeatedly prove their worth in devotion to protecting the herd. Urbigkit offers interesting reflections on the role of pastoralists around the globe and on the controversial issue in the Western US of private livestock herds being run on public lands. The intimate ways in which abstract public policy plays out on the open range is eye-opening. More than a tale of herding sheep, Shepherds of Coyote Rocks is an action-packed true story that reveals the broad spectrum of the human relationship with nature, from harmony to rugged adventure.

The Shepherd s Hut Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

The Shepherd s Hut


  • Author : Tim Winton
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2018-03-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509863860

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The Shepherd s Hut Book Description :

'A page-turning heartbreaker' Emma Donoghue, author of Room For years Jaxie Clackton has dreaded going home. His beloved mum is dead, and he wishes his dad was too, until one terrible moment leaves his life stripped to nothing. No one ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful what he wishes for. And so Jaxie runs. There’s just one person in the world who understands him, but to reach her he’ll have to cross the vast saltlands of Western Australia. It is a place that harbours criminals and threatens to kill those who haven't reckoned with its hot, waterless vastness. This is a journey only a dreamer – or a fugitive – would attempt. Fierce and lyrical, The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton is a story of survival, solitude and unlikely friendship. Most of all it is about what it takes to keep hope alive in a parched and brutal world.

Dogs of the Shepherds Book

Dogs of the Shepherds


  • Author : David Hancock
  • Publisher : Crowood
  • Release Date : 2014-08-31
  • Genre: Pets
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847978097

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Dogs of the Shepherds Book Description :

Dogs of the Shepherds is a book for all those who admire the most valuable of all the working dogs, the pastoral breeds: sheepdogs, cattle dogs and flock protection dogs, the indispensable farmer's servants and companion dogs for thousands of proud dog-owners across the globe. Painstakingly researched and packed with information, this book is not a manual covering training, grooming, nutrition and dog care; it is very much a reflective review of the pastoral dogs' contribution to the working and companion dog scene. It is a searching examination of their past, their performance and their prospects in an increasingly urban society. Essential reading for all those with an interest in these handsome and quite admirable dogs, and lavishly illustrated throughout.

The Star Shepherd Book

The Star Shepherd


  • Author : Dan Haring
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492658214

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The Star Shepherd Book Description :

Neil Gaiman meets How to Train Your Dragon in this beautifully illustrated middle-grade novel about a boy, his trusted dog, and his best friend, as they race to save the stars before their light is extinguished for good. When the world first formed, the night was black and filled with dark creatures. The Elders knew their people couldn't survive under such a threat. So they gave their hearts to the sky in the form of stars to keep evil away. Now, eleven-year-old Kyro is a Star Shepherd like his father. He's spent his life tucked away in the small town of Drenn. There, the family watches the night sky for falling stars—and rushes to rescue them when they do. When too many stars start falling at once, and disappearing before they can be saved, Kyro's father journeys to report the threat. But when he doesn't return, Kyro, with the help of his best friend, Andra, and his trusty dog, Cypher, must find a way to save the stars before the dark creatures make a terrifying return.

Papyri and the Social World of the New Testament Book

Papyri and the Social World of the New Testament


  • Author : Sabine R. Huebner
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-31
  • Genre: Bibles
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108470254

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Papyri and the Social World of the New Testament Book Description :

Explores the socio-economic background of people in the New Testament using papyrological evidence from Roman Egypt.

The Alchemist Book
Score: 4.5
From 18 Ratings

The Alchemist


  • Author : Paulo Coelho
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-02-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062416216

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The Alchemist Book Description :

A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.