The Shepherd s Life

The Shepherd s Life
Author: James Rebanks
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780385682855
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Release: 2015-04-07
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Shepherd s Life

The Shepherd s Life
Author: James Rebanks
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780141979373
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Release: 2015-04-02
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Shepherd s Life

The Shepherd s Life
Author: James Rebanks
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781250060259
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Release: 2015-05-12
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

A Shepherd s Life

A Shepherd s Life
Author: William Henry Hudson
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781776675753
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Release: 2017-02-01
Editor: The Floating Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Born in Argentina to Anglo-Irish parents, naturalist William Henry Hudson grew up in a lush wonderland where he learned to love everything about the natural world. When he traveled to England as an adult, Hudson fell in love with that country's flora and fauna. A Shepherd's Life is Hudson's paean of appreciation to England's rural countryside.

The Shepherd s View

The Shepherd s View
Author: James Rebanks
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781250103376
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Release: 2016-10-18
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From The New York Times bestselling author of The Shepherd’s Life, a breathtaking book of photography and wisdom that chronicles an ancient way of living that deeply resonates in our modern world. With over eighty full color photographs The English Lake District comes into full focus: the sheep competitions of the spring, the sweeping pastures of the summer, beloved sheep dogs in the fall and the harsh snows of winter. A celebration of a way of life still very much alive, The Shepherd’s View is a poetic, and artistic achievement from one of England’s most celebrated new voices.

The Shepherd s Life

The Shepherd s Life
Author: James Rebanks
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0141979364
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Release: 2016-03-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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. 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.

English Pastoral

English Pastoral
Author: James Rebanks
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0141982578
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Release: 2021-09-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Shepherd s Granddaughter

The Shepherd s Granddaughter
Author: Anne Laurel Carter
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780888999030
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Release: 2008
Editor: Groundwood Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A Shepherd s Watch

A Shepherd s Watch
Author: David Kennard
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781472225825
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Release: 2014-09-25
Editor: Headline
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Charismatic David Kennard lives a life most people can only dream about. Farming on a spectacularly beautiful part of the Devon coast he has an almost telepathic bond with nature and with his working sheepdogs. His is a life filled with daily challenges, from the battles with wild Atlantic weather to the dramas of clifftop rescue, but it is also a life full of the richness of rebirth, and the Herriotesque delight in a way of life that has remained almost untouched by the modern world. Part diary, part homage to the countryside and the canine family that is so much a part of his life, David Kennard's extraordinary book is designed to touch the hearts and minds of city and country dwellers alike.

Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts

Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts
Author: Lucy Dillon
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781101478752
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Release: 2011-03-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An irresistible novel about women, men, and the dogs that own them. Thirty-nine year old Rachel is having a really bad year. After losing her job and breaking up with her boyfriend, Rachel has inherited her late aunt's house, her beloved border collie, and a crowded rescue kennel, despite the fact that she knows almost nothing about dogs. Still, considering her limited options, she gamely takes up the challenge of running the kennel. And as Rachel starts finding new homes for the abandoned strays, it turns out that it might not just be the dogs that need rescuing.

Serenity Volume 3 The Shepherd s Tale

Serenity Volume 3  The Shepherd s Tale
Author: Joss Whedon,Various
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781621150794
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Release: 2010-11-02
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Ninemile Wolves

The Ninemile Wolves
Author: Rick Bass
Pages: 161
ISBN: 0618263020
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Release: 2003
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An essay advocating wolf reintroduction into the wild examines the fate of one small pack of wolves in northwest Montana, exploring, as well, the proper relationship between humans and nature. Reprint.

Reginald Shepherd Helen Parsons Shepherd

Reginald Shepherd  Helen Parsons Shepherd
Author: Reginald Shepherd,Helen Parsons Shepherd
Pages: 207
ISBN: 1550812130
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Release: 2005
Editor: Breakwater Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WINNER OF THE BEST PUBLISHED ATLANTIC BOOK AWARD FOR 2006 PRESENTED BY THE ATLANTIC PUBLISHERS MARKETING ASSOCIATION. This volume celebrates the life and work of Helen and Reginald Shepherd and at the same time assesses their contribution to the visual arts in Newfoundland. It begins with an introduction by Ronald Rompkey to situate the Shepherds in the post-Confederation cultural milieu, followed by a general biographical and historical essay by Peter Gard, who wrote the catalogue for the AGNL exhibition "Helen Parsons Shepherd and Reginald Shepherd: Four Decades" in 1989. Next, jou alist and playwright Joan Sullivan explores through interviews with former students the environment created at the Newfoundland Academy of Art at 51 Cochrane Street. Lisa Moore, a fiction writer who also possesses a degree in visual art from NSCAD, follows with an investigation of the portrait as an art form and Helen Parsons Shepherd's career as a portraitist. The volume concludes with an essay on early printmaking in Newfoundland and Reginald Shepherd's work in this medium by Anne Pratt, who has had considerable experience as an art jou alist and critic. These essays constitute approximately half the volume, the remainder consisting of illustrations from the work of both artists.

Not My Father s Son

Not My Father s Son
Author: Alan Cumming
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780062225085
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Release: 2014-10-07
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Equal parts memoir, whodunit, and manual for living . . . a beautifully written, honest look at the forces of blood and bone that make us who we are, and how we make ourselves.” --Neil Gaiman In his unique and engaging voice, the acclaimed actor of stage and screen shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career. A beloved star of stage, television, and film—“one of the most fun people in show business” (Time magazine)—Alan Cumming is a successful artist whose diversity and fearlessness is unparalleled. His success masks a painful childhood growing up under the heavy rule of an emotionally and physically abusive father—a relationship that tormented him long into adulthood. When television producers in the UK approached him to appear on a popular celebrity genealogy show in 2010, Alan enthusiastically agreed. He hoped the show would solve a family mystery involving his maternal grandfather, a celebrated WWII hero who disappeared in the Far East. But as the truth of his family ancestors revealed itself, Alan learned far more than he bargained for about himself, his past, and his own father. With ribald humor, wit, and incredible insight, Alan seamlessly moves back and forth in time, integrating stories from his childhood in Scotland and his experiences today as a film, television, and theater star. At times suspenseful, deeply moving, and wickedly funny, Not My Father’s Son will make readers laugh even as it breaks their hearts.

The Shepherd of the Hills

The Shepherd of the Hills
Author: Harold Bell Wright
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9783732665662
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Release: 2018-04-05
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reproduction of the original: The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright

The Way of the Shepherd

The Way of the Shepherd
Author: Kevin Leman,William Pentak
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780310543121
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Release: 2009-05-26
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Shepherd s Voice
Author: Robin Lee Hatcher
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780310416975
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Release: 2011-11-15
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Meadowland

Meadowland
Author: John Lewis-Stempel
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0552778990
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Release: 2015-03-26
Editor: Black Swan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WINNER OF THE THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2015 What really goes on in the long grass? Meadowland gives an unique and intimate account of an English meadowâe(tm)s life from January to December, together with its biography. In exquisite prose, John Lewis-Stempel records the passage of the seasons from cowslips in spring to the hay-cutting of summer and grazing in autumn, and includes the biographies of the animals that inhabit the grass and the soil beneath: the badger clan, the fox family, the rabbit warren,the skylark brood and the curlew pair, among others. Their births, lives, and deaths are stories that thread through the book from first page to last.

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23
Author: W. Phillip Keller
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780310295945
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Release: 2019-02-13
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fresh new update to the beloved classic A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23. A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 will join Serenity and The Creeds as a beautiful new entry into the Zondervan Gift Timeless Faith Classics line. Combining sophisticated, timeless designs with the sage wisdom of Scripture will make this line a favorite with readers interested in the classic tenants of our faith. W. Phillip Keller writes of the loving Shepherd of Psalm 23 who leads his sheep to the green pastures and cool waters. The Lord is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want. The truth and comfort of these familiar words spring to life in this gift edition of W. Phillip Keller's classic work, A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23. Based on his years as a keeper of sheep, Keller infuses new hope and meaning into our relationship with Christ, the Good Shepherd. As we lie down in green pastures or walk through the shadowy valley, we're assured that whatever our path, whatever our stumbling, the Shepherd will lovingly guide, carry, and protect us. We can depend on His goodness and mercy all the days of our lives. This timeless passage of Scripture has been the topic of countless books, articles, and gift products. Keller’s classic book lends itself seamlessly to the Timeless Faith Classics line with its simple but poignant text, beautiful 4-color photographs, and an updated cover.

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter
Author: Linda Lear
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780141919621
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Release: 2008-03-06
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beatrix Potter's books are adored by millions, but they were just one aspect of an extraordinary life. This captivating biography brings us the passionate, unconventional woman behind the beloved stories: a gifted artist and shrewd businesswoman; a pioneering scientific researcher; a powerful landowner who conserved acres of Lakeland countryside; a daughter who defied her parents with her first tragically short engagement and who, finally was given a second chance of love and happiness.