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Humble by Nature Audiobook

Humble by Nature

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Publisher's Summary

In 2007, after 20 years of living in London, Kate Humble and her husband, Ludo, decided it was time to leave city life behind them. Three years later, now the owner of a Welsh smallholding, Kate hears that a nearby farm is to be broken up and sold off. Another farm lost; another opportunity for a young farmless farmer gone. Desperate to stop the sale, Kate contacts the council with an alternative plan - to keep the farm working and to run a rural skills and animal husbandry school alongside it. Against all odds, she succeeds.

Here, in Humble By Nature, Kate shares with us a highly personal account of her journey from London town house to Welsh farm. Along the way we meet Bertie and Lawrence the donkeys, Myfanwy and Blackberry the pigs, and goats Biscuit and Honey, not forgetting a dog called Badger and his unladylike sidekick, Bella. And we are introduced to the tenant farmers Tim and Sarah, the locals who helped (and some who didn't), and a whole host of newborn lambs.

Full of the warmth and passion for the natural world that makes Kate such a sought after presenter, Humble By Nature is the story of two people prepared to follow their hearts and save a small part of Britain's farming heritage, whatever the consequences.

©2013 Kate Humble (P)2013 Headline Digital

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    JAYNE W 27/04/2015
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    "an amazing listen"

    Such an amazing experience just listening to Kate Humble took me right back to my own childhood on my grandads farm in Wem in Shropshire with all the love and tears of heartache and joy came flooding back WELL DONE Kate Humble and ludo and everyone that has made this all possible Great big hugs and to listeners everywhere this book is a must. X.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Annie Nuneaton, United Kingdom 27/04/2015
    Annie Nuneaton, United Kingdom 27/04/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderful journey"

    Humble by Nature Love the highs/lows of Kate & Lodo's Journey brilliant book
    Made be want to visit the farm maybe stay & meet all the animals this is a happy book & a good listen would definitely recommend

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    M. Steel 13/04/2015
    M. Steel 13/04/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved it"

    It actually exceeded my expectations. It was an interesting story, well read by the author which is always a pleasure.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs BAKEWELL, United Kingdom 25/04/2014
    Mrs BAKEWELL, United Kingdom 25/04/2014 Member Since 2016

    Audible books help me slip into a different world whilst cleaning our holiday cottages. Thank you, a tiresome job is made more interesting.

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    "What a lovely book"

    I really enjoyed listening to Humble by Nature, especially as it was narrated by Kate herself. The ups and downs of reaching a goal that Kate and her husband felt passionate about, unfolds as you listen. A wealth of information, easy to listen to and very enlightening.
    Thanks Kate.

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    Alan 19/05/2013
    Alan 19/05/2013 Listener Since 2006
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    "Great Listen"

    I really enjoyed this title. I'm someone that has no land but am drawn to the countryside and have aspirations of having a small holding. Inspirational (and brave) stuff.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Harpur 07/02/2017
    Sue Harpur 07/02/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Beautifully written and read."

    An Inspiring, realistic story of farming, full of love for the land and the animals.

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    Stephen J 23/01/2017
    Stephen J 23/01/2017

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    "The beauty of Wales"
    Would you listen to Humble by Nature again? Why?

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    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    a little slow and ponderous


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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    Any additional comments?

    How about part 2 Kate, after Brexit has settled down ??

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    MrsD 17/01/2017
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    "Brilliant, a must for all animal lovers"

    I loved this, and wished it had been longer. Kate's story is a battle for 'The Good Life'. I laughed and cried with her, and cheered inwardly when they had successes.
    She beautifully, and knowledgeably, tells the story of nurture and nature.

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    rorygrey 10/01/2017
    rorygrey 10/01/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastically interesting and inspiring"

    Fantastically interesting and inspiring to any wannabe smallholder. fascinatingly real, honest and dare i say humble! Great book :)

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    Debbie W 20/05/2016
    Debbie W 20/05/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant book - loved every minute!"

    Kate's book and narration is enthralling - you feel as if you are there in the Welsh hills with them. Really sorry when the book ended and now can't wait to find out what happened next!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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