A Shepherd's Life, Paperback

A Shepherd's Life Paperback

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
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  • Category: Animal husbandry
  • ISBN: 9780956254573



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