- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson; Main Market Ed. edition (10 April 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0283071966
- ISBN-13: 978-0283071966
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (523 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Yorkshire Shepherdess Hardcover – 10 Apr 2014
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A funny, heartwarming and inspiring true story of life as a shepherdess in one of the most remote and beautiful spots in England.
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Amanda has been seen by millions of viewers of ITV's The Dales living and working at Ravenseat, a hill farm of 2,000 acres which she shares with 900 sheep, seven children, four dogs and one husband. Not to mention chickens, pigs, cows, horses, an uncontrollable goat and a vole who has taken up residence in the living room. And she couldn't be happier.
Growing up in industrial Huddersfield, Amanda wanted nothing more than to be a shepherdess. In this delightful memoir she reveals how she achieved her dream. She was a broke but happy contract shepherdess when she fell for, and married, farmer Clive Owen at Ravenseat . . . Soon she was not only trying to fit in with the locals, but was fitting in motherhood too. Along the way, she and Clive have dealt with the tragedy of foot and mouth disease, the joy of breeding a champion tup, and the challenges of raising children in such a remote location. They live a traditional life ruled by the seasons, from the peace of winter, when they are cut off by snow, to spring's busy lambing season and the backbreaking tasks of summertime - haymaking and sheepshearing.
Funny, heart-warming and packed with unforgettable characters - both human and animal - The Yorkshire Shepherdess will inspire you to look at the countryside and those who work there with new appreciation.
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Top Customer Reviews
Amanda has written from the heart, telling the inspiring story of her life, marriage to Clive and the arrival of there fantasic family.
What an inspiration to us all. I cannot wait for the next book.
Having seen Alison and Clive both on the Coast to Coast programme with Julia Bradbury and ITV's The Dales series presented by Ade Edmondson I was interested to read more about their lives and adventures.
Definitely a book for fans of the Yorkshire Dales.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
brilliant book, clever girl as a writer, mother and shepherdess, highly recommended as a good read.Published 8 hours ago by Mr. Dj Raven
superb book, enrapturing and riveting from the first page to the last. I had seen snippets of her life on tv and am always absorbed by sheep farming in the dales and mountains. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
A Christmas present that will be read over and over. What a lovely writer and family, I can't wait for the next book, due out later this year.Published 14 days ago by Sue
Highly Recommended, an amazing lady with a wonderful family. The book is so well written and perhaps one day Amanda may reveal the secret of her wonderful scones in a Yorkshire... Read morePublished 16 days ago by R. S. Nicholls
This book must be an inspiration to all women of all ages and the Shepherdess is amazing.Love what she does how she copes with all the work and those gorgeous children it is a true... Read morePublished 16 days ago by jo taylor