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The sheep stell

The sheep stell

White, Janet, 1929- author

Over 20 years ago, well before the current trend for nature writing, Janet White wrote 'The Sheep Stell,' a beautiful and evocative memoir about her life as a shepherdess. 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

Paperback, Large print, Book. English.
Published Oxford: ISIS, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Janet White
ISBN: 1785415999, 9781785415999
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Constable, 2019.
Physical Description: 324 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Subject: Women shepherds Great Britain Biography.; Women shepherds New Zealand Biography.; Shepherds Great Britain Biography.; Sheep ranchers New Zealand Biography.; White, Janet, 1929-; Large type books.; Sheep ranchers Great Britain Biography.; Shepherds New Zealand Biography.; Biography.