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The shepherd's life : modern dispatches from an ancient landscape

Author: James Rebanks
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
Series: Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Biography : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Large-type books
Biography
Named Person: James Rebanks; James Rebanks
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Rebanks
ISBN: 9781410484550 1410484556 9780750541961 0750541962
OCLC Number: 915490837
Awards: Short-listed for Ondaatje Prize 2016
Short-listed for Wainwright Prize 2016
Description: 413 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Hefted --
Summer --
Autumn --
Winter --
Spring.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction.
Responsibility: James Rebanks.

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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." A 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.

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