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The sheep stell / Janet White ; with an introduction by Colin Thubron.

Author/Creator:
White, Janet, 1929- author.
Publication:
London : Constable, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Edition:
Revised edition.
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Subjects:
England.
New Zealand.
White, Janet, 1929-.
Sheep ranchers -- England -- Biography.
Sheep ranchers -- New Zealand -- Biography.
Women shepherds -- England -- Biography.
Women shepherds -- New Zealand -- Biography.
Women farmers -- England -- Biography.
Women farmers -- New Zealand -- Biography.
Sheep ranchers.
Women farmers.
Women shepherds.
Form/Genre:
Autobiographies.
Autobiographies.
Biography.
Summary:
Throughout her life Janet has always tended sheep -- first as a young woman in the Cheviot Hills, where she was treated with bewilderment by the other shepherds, before leaving Britain to live on an uninhabited island off the coast of New Zealand with a bonfire as her only means of communication with the mainland and only her flock of 200 sheep for company. After a brutal attack by an obsessed young man bent on her destruction, she was forced to leave her beloved island and return to England, where she married, became a smallholder in Sussex and finally bought a hill farm in Somerset where she still lives today. Her memoir tells the tale of a woman before her time, with incredible courage and determination, and wanting only peace and solitude in nature and a life with animals.
Notes:
First published in 1991.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Class of 1953 Fund.
Contributor:
Class of 1953 Fund.
Thubron, Colin, 1939- writer of introduction.
ISBN:
9781472128614
1472128613
9781472128607
1472128605
OCLC:
1030534067