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  • By: Amanda Owen
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (817 ratings)

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Summary

Amanda Owen has been seen by millions on ITV's The Dales, living a life that has almost gone in today's modern world, a life ruled by the seasons and her animals. She is a farmer's wife and shepherdess, living alongside her husband, Clive, and seven children at Ravenseat, a 2,000 acre sheep hill farm at the head of Swaledale in North Yorkshire. It's a challenging life but one she loves.

In The Yorkshire Shepherdess, she describes how the rebellious girl from Huddersfield, who always wanted to be a shepherdess, achieved her dreams. Full of amusing anecdotes and unforgettable characters, the book takes us from fitting in with the locals to fitting in motherhood, from the demands of the livestock to the demands of raising a large family in such a rural backwater.

Amanda also evokes the peace of winter, when they can be cut off by snow without electricity or running water, the happiness of spring and the lambing season, and the backbreaking tasks of summertime - haymaking and sheepshearing - inspiring us all to look at the countryside and those who work there with new appreciation.

©2017 Amanda Owen (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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even though I left chapters half way through and picked them up 3-4-5 days later, it still grabbed me every time

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Loved listening to this fun, well narrated book. Really got a feel for Amanda’s personality and an insight to her journey so far! Can’t wait to start the next in the series! Doesn’t feel right that Clemmy & Nancy aren’t ‘here’ yet 😄

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Great book beautifully written and easy to listen too. . Love the programe to love it.

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Loved it!!

Once I got uses to the narrators voice I throughly enjoyed the book very interesting and well written.

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fascinating read

Struggled to turn this off once I started listening to it. Beautifully written and narrated. What an amazing family they are. The book complements the TV programmes so well.

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good book

worth a read. interesting and gives good insight into the area and farming with a big family

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life away from the ratrace

A well read and documented story of life in the wilds of our beautiful country.

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What a wonderful story and so well written.
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Cute story and well read

A Nice cute, real story and very well read too by Anne Dover as usual.

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This is the most lovely book I have ever read, or in my case listened to. Amanda writes so brilliantly, and what an incredible family. I am going to read it again immediately. It is brilliant.

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