Review of A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

Reviewed by:  Mojomums reviewer Gillian


What they say:  From bestselling author Amanda Owen come more tales of life at Ravenseat, the remote Yorkshire hill farm she shares with husband Clive, eight children and 1,000 sheep. In A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess she describes the age-old cycles of a farming year and the constant challenges the family faces, from being cut off in winter to tending their flock on some of Yorkshire’s highest, bleakest moors – land so inaccessible that in places it can only be reached on foot.

What we say:  “The book is a sequel to an earlier book that introduces readers to life at Ravenseat, Amanda’s rural farm home, where she lives with husband Clive and their 8 children.

The book is a collection of anecdotes, grouped by month and taking readers on a journey around the farm and the local Yorkshire countryside. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to transport myself to a life so very different from my own to find out about farming life.

Overall an extremely enjoyable book.”


A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess is available from many good book stores and online from Amazon.

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