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Introducing our January Doncaster Read
The Yorkshire Shepherdess
Our first Doncaster Read choice for 2017 in association with Doncaster Waterstones features Amanda Owen, better known as The Yorkshire Shepherdess. Amanda grew up in Huddersfield and chose to follow her dream to move to the country and become a shepherdess rather than following her mother into the modelling business. She loved anything to do with animals and farming, never missing an episode of James Herriot’s All Creatures Great & Small. After A Levels, she enrolled on an NVQ course in veterinary nursing.
She was a regular visitor to her local library and a book, Hill Shepherd by John & Eliza Forder, set her on the path towards Ravenseat, where she now lives and works alongside husband, Clive, 9 children, 900 sheep, chickens, pigs, cows and horses! This is the 2,000 acre hill farm which appeared on ITV’s The Dales series and first brought Amanda to the public eye.
As if all this were not enough, Amanda runs a holiday let, feeds cream teas to hungry coast to coast walkers, is an avid Tweeter and has now written two books describing the ups and downs, the pleasures and tragedies of life lived in a remote but beautiful part of Swaledale.
Pick up a copy today….