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The Last Shepherds

A Vanishing Way of Life on Britain's Traditional Hill Farms

Charles Bowden

Shepherds were ubiquitous from pre-biblical times, their occupation a way of life – some even had their own language for counting sheep. Today, among other things, fewer sheep and quad bikes contribute to dwindling shepherd numbers. First published in 2004, this account follows three shepherds through their year, witnessing lambing, haymaking, sheep fairs and the training of a puppy to become a working sheepdog, and describes traditions that have disappeared or are under threat.

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  • Publisher: Andre Deutsch
  • Year: 2017
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 255pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 204x135mm
  • ISBN: 9780233005126
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.3kg
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