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Growing up on the Wirral, Hannah Jackson had no idea she wanted to work on a farm until a life-changing family visit to the Lake District in her late teens. It was there where she first saw a lamb being born, giving her the drive to defy her urban roots and become a professional shepherd. She never looked back.

In this uplifting and inspirational memoir, Hannah shares how she broke the stereotypes of her 'townie' beginnings, took risks and faced up to the challenges of being a young woman in a male-dominated industry and followed her heart to become the Red Shepherdess. But behind the beautiful landscape, talented sheepdogs and eye-catching red hair was a steep learning curve. The physically and mentally demanding conditions she faced as she chased her dreams to build her own Cumbrian farm taught Hannah the values the holds true, including community, leadership, patience and resilience. 

In Call Me Red, Hannah gives a unique insight into farming life and reveals a mindset and determination that proves no matter your background, with hard graft (and a loyal sheepdog) you can make your dreams a reality.

©2021 Hannah Jackson (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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amazing read

loved it, brilliant read fascinating and inspiring. Well done hannah looking forward to the second now hopefully

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Fantastic engaging story for ladies who love sheep

Fascinating story about a young girl from a non farming background who had a passion for animals.
Her struggles against all the odds just added to her determination to follow her dreams of becoming a shepherd and running her own successful farm.
Not only was is heart warming and entertaining to listen to, it was also very informative and educational.
Well done Hannah, your passion for proving that woman can do anything they choose to do was very inspirational.
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SMASHING BOOK!!

Well done Hannah, just a stunning insight into both your life and the life of a farmer in the UK! Would recommend to anyone looking for an inspirational read. And you don’t need to know a thing about farming to buy this one... Hannah gives a brilliant window in on a world we all ought to get to know all about. After all, this is where real food starts, on a Cumbrian farm with a woman who cares infinitely for her animals. Bravo! Just a fab book xxx

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beautiful story

loved it so heart warming and an amazing story making me both laugh and almost cry

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The best non-fiction book I’ve ever read

I don’t even know how to describe all the feelings I had when listening to this book. I laughed, I cried, I was surprised, I was happy, I was educated and I was inspired.

So many things in Hannah’s story I could relate to, and so many things made me think that I need to take on board to fulfil my own dreams.

This is not a book about ‘against all odds’, Ophra style - far from that. It is so much better than that, more real, really close to home and to life as we know it. Hannah’s story just shows you that things are possible. Realistically possible, not some fairytale. It teaches kindness, love, passion, determination, curiosity, learning, courage and compassion.

Incredibly well written and narrated by Hannah herself this book just strikes directly to the heart, makes it so personal, as if she tells you this story just as a friend meeting for a cuppa. Absolutely real.

Absolutely recommend reading and listening, especially for young people, young girls, who only start to make up their dreams. They need to know that as complicated as the world is, it is possible to fulfil those dreams.

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Brilliant Read

I’ve really enjoyed listening to Hannah’s story of how she became the Red Shepherdess. Thank you for sharing Hannah.

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amazing story

loved it hannah Jackson is a great inspiration for all people of all areas of the world

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Uplifting and magical

A true inspiration for women trying to find equality in any field. The section on internet trolling and bullying is so important and shows such strength to come through it and to continue to cope with it

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Amazing!

This book can at exactly the right time for me. Hannah tells her story beautifully and I couldn’t stop listening! For women in any industry, this is a must-listen. Hannah is incredible.

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Great book about an incredible lady

gritty, powerful and inspirational story. Hannah Jackson has lead such an incredible life so far!