A Shepherd's Life Paperback
by W. H. Hudson
Illustrated by Howard Phipps
Part of the Nature Classics Library series
Through the story of one man, Caleb Bawcombe, a shepherd whose flocks graze the Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset borders, we meet men and women of humble birth - poachers, gypsies, farmers and laborers - striving to survive on the land.
As we read, the cumulative affect of their stories becomes much more than a record of rural life.
It reads like a lost hymn, sung by people whose lives were disregarded and whose histories are now forgotten.
W H Hudson's masterful book, merging fiction, reminiscence, memoir and oral history, was recognized as a classic when it was first published in 1910.
It remains so today. First published by Methuen & Co.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, 14 wood engravings
- Publisher: Little Toller Books
- Publication Date: 10/10/2010
- Category: Animal husbandry
- ISBN: 9780956254573