Last Shepherds

Author: Charles Bowden

Publisher: Andre Deutsch

ISBN: 9780233005126


Page: N.A

View: 8141

Once, the UK's farmers employed thousands of shepherds, but a slump in sheep farming has cut a swathe through their ranks; nowadays shepherds are virtually a thing of the past, and most flocks are herded by farmers on quad bikes. The Last Shepherds follows hill shepherds Dave Baxter and Stewart and Gwen Wallace through the cycle of hill farming in the Cheviot Hills of Northumberland lambing in spring, haymaking, shearing in the summer, then autumn lamb sales and winter feeding. This engrossing book is an extraordinary record of a vanishing way of life on Britain's traditional hill farms."


or, The last shepherd. An eclogue. And other poems

Author: Thomas Buchanan Read

Publisher: N.A



Page: 150

View: 1733


The Last Shepherd

Author: Miller Caldwell

Publisher: Netherhold Publications

ISBN: 9780755206414

Category: Fiction

Page: 118

View: 1956

A successful but arrogant banker has a spring holiday with his family in rural south west Scotland where his values and his attitude cause mayhem. The Last Shepherd shows the errors of his city ways with assistance of a mysterious mute benefactor whose actions climax in a tragic but resolute ending, touched by romance. 'I was shocked to discover I knew so little of rural ways. It was a real education.' Pete Newbrook. 'A way of life we should lose at our peril. But the romance was very touching.' Jane Houston. 'I could not put it down. When I did, I read it again.' Drew Sloan. 'A very sad and poignant read with so many slants to the story. I enjoyed it very much.' Lesley Fudge MSc BA (Hons) RGN

The Last Shepherd: Book 1 Games

Author: Jarrett Bywaters

Publisher: Last Shepherd

ISBN: 9781726754651

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

View: 6102

A first-person narrative about the life of Artist/Writer Jarrett Cole Bywaters, based on real events. Inspirational 'Book of Job' for the modern era.

Mein Leben als Schäfer

Author: James Rebanks

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641183235

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2294

Das Leben auf dem Land – packend und authentisch erzählt James Rebanks’ Familie lebt seit Generationen im englischen Hochland, dem Lake District. Die Lebensweise ist seit Jahrhunderten von den Jahreszeiten und Arbeitsabläufen bestimmt. Im Sommer werden die Schafe auf die kahlen Berge getrieben und das Heu geerntet; im Herbst folgen die Handelsmessen, wo die Herden aufgestockt werden, im Winter der Kampf, dass die Schafe am Leben bleiben, und im Frühjahr schließlich die Erleichterung, wenn die Lämmer geboren und die Tiere wieder in die Berge getrieben werden können. James Rebanks erzählt von einer archaischen Landschaft, von der tiefen Verwurzelung an einen Ort. In eindrucksvoll klarer Prosa schildert er den Jahresablauf in der Arbeit eines Hirten, bietet uns einen einzigartigen Einblick in das ländliche Leben. Er schreibt auch von den Menschen, die ihm nahe stehen, Menschen mit großer Beharrlichkeit, obwohl sich die Welt um sie herum vollständig verändert hat.

Die Krone des Schäfers

Ein Märchen von der Scheibenwelt

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641183111

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1488

Noch einmal tut sich Großes auf der Scheibenwelt ... Tiffany Weh, die junge Hexe aus dem Kreideland, musste einige beeindruckende Gegner bezwingen und viele Prüfungen bestehen, bevor die anderen, erwachsenen Hexen der Scheibe sie als eine der Ihren akzeptierten. Nun ist die sie die offizielle Hexe ihrer Heimat, stolz und glücklich – und steht doch vor ihrer bisher größten Herausforderung. Denn tief im Kreideland rührt sich etwas: Ein alter Feind sammelt neue Kraft. Und nicht nur hier, auf der ganzen Scheibenwelt hat eine Zeit der Umbrüche begonnen. Grenzen verschwimmen, Allianzen verschieben sich, neue Mächte entstehen. Tiffany muss wählen zwischen Licht und Dunkelheit, zwischen Gut und Böse. Als sich eine gewaltige Invasion ankündigt, ruft Tiffany die Hexengemeinde auf, ihr beizustehen. Denn der Tag der Abrechnung rückt näher ...

The Last Shepherd

Author: Martin Etchart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780874178869

Category: Fiction

Page: 203

View: 2284

Wanting to attend college instead of taking over his father's sheep ranch, Mathieu Etcheberri is shocked to find out he is not the heir to the ranch after his father is killed in an accident and travels to the French Pyrenees to settle the inheritance question.

The Shepherd of Guadaloupe

Author: Zane Grey

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1518304400

Category: Fiction

Page: 343

View: 533

Zane Grey was an American author best known for writing Western fiction. With books such as Riders of the Purple Sage and Betty Zane, Grey is perhaps the most famous writer of Westerns with many of his books being adapted into movies and TV shows. This edition of Grey’s The Shepherd of Guadaloupe includes a table of contents.

Shepherds and Shepherding

Author: Jonathan Brown

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 074781340X

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 1995

The old-time shepherd ? lamb in one hand, crook in the other ? is an emblem of sturdiness, dependability and independence. He was one of the most important men on the farm, responsible for the care and well-being of the flock, with which he might need to spend days and nights out in open pastures. How did he manage his charges and his own life? What skills and equipment did he use? How did sheep farming change in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and what effect did those changes have on the shepherd's work? These are some of the questions considered by this fully illustrated exploration of shepherding life.

The Last Star

A Novel

Author: William Proctor

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0529124505

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 9706

Is it the latest in spy technology, a meteor, a UFO, or a new star? No one-not even government leaders, military commanders, astronomers, or other scientists-can provide any real answers regarding the mysterious light that has suddenly appeared in the eastern sky. When a diverse group of scholars and scientists meets in Israel to investigate the phenomenon, they are soon caught in a web of political and spiritual intrigue, terrorist bombings, and sniper attacks. As uncertainty about the phenomenon causes worldwide panic, the pressure is turned up to find a scientific answer to the mystery of the light. But the team is determined to convince the world of its findings-that the light is the return of the Star of Bethlehem, which signals Christ's Second Coming.

The Circle of Mountains

A Basque Shepherding Community

Author: Sandra Ott

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874172249

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 4267

Ott provides an excellent ethnography of a French Basque agrarian and sheepherding community. The commune of Sainte-Engr�ce extends along a mountain valley in the southeastern corner of Soule, one of the three Basque provences in France. In The Circle of Mountains, Sandra Ott examines the importance of cooperation and reciprocity as the essential basis for the main institutions within this community. These French Basques visualize their community as a circle, and their vision of living in ""the circle of mountians,"" rather than in a valley, reflects their perspective on the society in which they live. The first half of the book incorporates material on history, ecology and economy, and delves deeply into the domestic organization, kinship, and neighborliness of this Basque community. In the second half of the book, the author introduces the males' customary roles as shepherds and cheesemakers. Following a detailed commentary on these vocations, Ott suggests that these seemingly prosaic activities represent the male attempt at symbolic fulfillment of the female procreative and nurturing roles. In a new afterword, Ott discusses developments that have impacted life in the pastoral community of Sainte-Engr�ce since the original publication of the book--including the acquisition of telephones and the construction of roads to nearly every home. The Circle of Mountains will be of interest not only to social anthropologists but also to those concerned with the Basque language and culture and to scholars and students of ethnology, international studies, and political science.

Two Stories of Faith: Eli, the Shepherd Boy and Abigail, the Innkeeper's Wife

Author: Jean Holbrook Mathews

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781425952624

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

View: 1239

The stories of Eli and Abigail appear at first glance, to be simple Christmas stories, but to those who read with an open heart, these are stories for all seasons, and are appropriate for all ages. Both are filled with information about the lives and circumstances of those who lived 2000 year ago. Skeptics may say there was no Eli, who tended sheep on the Judean hillside, but those who walk with him through the pages of his story will come to know him and the loneliness and hardships that were part of his life of obedience. From the first Christmas to the end of his life, Eli's years were spent learning that faith requires commitment. Some will say that the innkeeper had no wife, but Abigail's life speaks for her-and it speaks to every mother who has wept over a wayward child, or ached because arms longing to hold an infant were empty. Life's lessons for her were patience and endurance.

Mr Asia: The Last Man Standing

Inside Australasia's Most Notorious Drug Syndicate

Author: Jim Shepherd

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 9781742621333

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 332

View: 9715

Do not think for one instant that a life of crime is glamorous and exciting. It is not. It is a life of degradation, dishonesty, misery, violence, and loss of liberty. It has been more than 30 years since the Mr Asia drug syndicate came apart, when the handless, toothless body of Martin Johnstone was found dumped in a quarry in England. The members of the syndicate were responsible for a string of dead bodies all over the world and the importation of hundreds of kilograms of heroin and marijuana into Australia, New Zealand and Britain - and they made tens of millions of dollars doing it. In this never before heard story from the only surviving member of the syndicate, James Shepherd tells of Mr Asia's rise and fall in gritty, horrifying detail. This is not the flashy, glamourised account put forward in Underbelly, but raw, unadulterated truth. James Shepherd was named by the 1983 Stewart Royal Commission as second in charge of the Mr Asia Drug Syndicate, and was given a 25 year sentence for his role. The long years spent in jail contemplating the murder and misery caused by the syndicate convinced him that the full story needed to be told - as a warning to others, if nothing else. The result is something unique - as fascinating as it is horrifying. It's the real insiders account of the multi-million dollar, kill-or-be-killed world of our most notorious international drug syndicate.