James Rebanks’ life is not his own creation. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, his family have been rooted in and around the Lake District for generations. These modern dispatches from an ancient landscape tell the story of an attachment to place, describing a little-noticed existence that has profoundly shaped history. This book describes a shepherd’s year, offering a unique account of a fundamental connection with the land.
James Rebanks is the Herdwick Shepherd and is behind the popular Twitter account @herdyshepherd1. His family have farmed the same area for 600 years.
Chaired by Caroline Beck
Sunday 9 October,
Durham Town Hall
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