Book ‘Pastoral Song’ by James Rebanks

PDF Excerpt 'Pastoral Song: A Farmer's Journey' by James Rebanks
A Farmer’s Journey

“Superbly written and deeply insightful, the book captivates the reader until the journey’s end.” — Wall Street Journal. The New York Times bestselling author of The Shepherd’s Life profileshis family’s farm across three generations, revealing through this intimate lens the profound global transformation of agriculture and of the human relationship to the land. As a boy, James Rebanks’s grandfather taught him to work the land the old way. Their family farm in England’s Lake District hills was part of an ancient agricultural landscape: a patchwork of crops and meadows, of pastures grazed with livestock, and hedgerows teeming with wildlife. And yet, by the time James inherited the farm, it was barely recognizable. The men and women had vanished from the fields; the old stone barns had crumbled; the skies had emptied of birds and their wind-blown song. This is a book about what it means to have love and pride in a place…

Publisher: Custom House (August 3, 2021); Pages: ‎304 pages; ISBN-10: 0063073242; ISBN-13: 978-0063073272; ASIN:‎ B08G1NP1CV

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Author’s biography: James Rebanks runs a family-owned farm in the Lake District in northern England. A graduate of Oxford University, James works as an expert advisor to UNESCO on sustainable tourism. He uses his popular Twitter feed – @herdyshepherd1 – to share updates on the shepherding year. He is the author of The Shepherd’s Life.

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